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President Buhari, others go into isolation after UK trip

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President Muhammadu Buhari and members of his delegation that just came back from a 2-week trip to London in the United Kingdom have gone into isolation.

This measure might not be unconnected to some media reports that President Buhari and some members of his delegation, upon arrival at the airport, were seen in close contact with some officials of the Nigeria High Commission in London who were found to have tested positive for coronavirus.

According to ChannelsTV, this disclosure was made by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, on Sunday, August 15, 2021.

Shehu explained that the move was in accordance with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) guidelines with international travel.

Members of the President’s delegation to the UK included the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba; Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ahmed Rufai Abubakar and the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Munguno (retired).

What you should know

  • It can be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari, on July 26, 2021, travelled to London, United Kingdom to participate in the Global Education Summit on Financing Global Partnership for Education (GPE) 2021-2025 and see his doctors for a medical checkup.
  • He returned to the country a day ago after spending about 19 days out of the country.
  • During the visit, the Nigerian leader also met and played host to various dignitaries including the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, who assured Buhari that the UK is available to assist Nigeria in its war against terrorism.
  • The Nigerian High Commission in London announced the shutdown of the commission for 10 days for mandatory isolation of those who were in contact with its officials who tested positive for Covid-19.

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