Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, who is notorious for embarking on trips around the world while the country is in security crisis, will be jetting out to Turkey on December 15, SaharaReporters has learnt.
Buhari, it was gathered, would also be embarking on local trips to Ebonyi, Kano as well as to his hometown of Daura in Katsina State where he is likely to spend the New Year break.
“Buhari to visit Turkey; the programme is for December 15. Local trips in December include Ebonyi, Kano and Daura where he will likely spend the New Year break,” a source within the President’s circle told SaharaReporters on Saturday.
Recall that SaharaReporters had on December 1 reported how Buhari departed the country to attend the Expo 2020 in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
Shortly after hosting and meeting South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, Buhari left the nation’s capital, Abuja, for the UAE.
The Nigerian President has been junketing across the world in the last three months.
In September 2021, Buhari travelled to New York, United States, to participate in the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
On October 3, he visited Ethiopia to attend the inauguration of the country’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, for a second five-year term in office.
He was also in Saudi Arabia on October 24 for an investment conference organised by the Future Investment Initiative Institute and lesser Hajj in Madinah and Makkah.
Two days after returning to Nigeria from Saudi Arabia, Buhari left the country for Glasgow, Scotland, to participate in the 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
The President, however, on November 2 secretly abandoned the conference and travelled to London for a medical checkup.
His aircraft, a Gulfstream Aerospace GV-SP (G550) with registration number 5N-FGW and serial number 5310 (Mode-S 0640F2), left the Glasgow International Airport at 10:14pm (9:14 UK time) and arrived at Stansted Airport, London at 11:11pm (10:11 pm UK time).
On Tuesday, November 9, Buhari departed London for Paris, France.
On November 13, it was also reported that Buhari in endless junketing was pictured leaving the French capital with some of his aides and making his way to the 5N-FGW (Gulfstream Aerospace) aircraft.
The 5N-FGW (Gulfstream Aerospace) was registered as Nigerian Air Force 1, to replace the Boeing Business Jet (Boeing 737-700) 5N-FGT that is still in Germany for repairs.