– Muhammadu Buhari since his inauguration as Nigerian president has embarked on 34 international trips
– NAIJ.com findings show that the president reduced the number of his trips since his vacation in London in June for medical reasons
– The president has been facing a lot of criticism for number of foreign trips he has been undertaking since he was elected president
International trips made by President Muhammadu Buhari have become a valuable part of Nigerian diplomacy and international relations since such trips were first made.
They are complicated undertakings that require months of planning along with a great deal of coordination and communication. They also involve much ceremony and fuss.The two leaders discussed the fight against the insurgents in Nigeria as well as the humanitarian situation in north-east of the country among other issues of national importance.
However, some sources claim that President Buhari was in Germany to receive treatment for an undisclosed ailment as his handlers arranged a state visit in an attempt to mask the truth.So far, President Buhari has visited 22 countries, while many of them even for several times.The Nigerian leader spent 28 days in the USA, 19 in the UK (including his vacation) and 9 days in France.
See full list of countries below:
1. Niger Republic (June 2015)
2. Chad (June 2015, August 2016)
3. Germany (June 2015, October 2016)
4. South Africa (June 2015, December 2015)
5. USA (July, September 2015, March, September 2016)
6. Cameroon (July 2015)
7. Benin Republic (August, December 2015, January 2016)
8. France (September 2015, February 2016)
9. Ghana (September 2015)
10. India (October 2015)
11. Sudan (October 2015)
12. Iran (November 2015)
13. Malta (November 2015)
14. UAE (January 2016)
15. Kenya (January, August 2016)
16. Ethiopia (January 2016)
17. United Kingdom (February, May, June 2016)
18. Egypt (February 2016)
19. Saudi Arabia (February 2016)
20. Qatar (February 2016)
21. Equatorial Guinea (March 2016)
22. China (April 2016)
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