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President Muhammadu Buhari will once again embark on a trip to London, the United Kingdom on Friday.
The trip to London by the President is for a scheduled medical follow-up and he is expected back in the country around the second week of July 2021.
This disclosure is contained in a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, on Thursday, in Abuja.
The trip by President Buhari is coming barely 3 months after he returned from the United Kingdom for the same purpose.
The Presidential media aide, Femi Adesina, said, “President Muhammadu Buhari will proceed to London, the United Kingdom on Friday, June 25, 2021, for a scheduled medical follow-up. He is due back in the country during the second week of July 2021.’’
It can be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari, on March 30, 2021, travelled to the United Kingdom for a routine medical check-up. He later returned to the country via the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on April 15, at the end of the trip which lasted a little over 2 weeks.
At the time he was leaving in March, NARD declared its intention to commence a strike on April 1 and carried out its threat as resident doctors refused to work for over two weeks.
On Thursday again, NARD issued a fresh four-week ultimatum to the federal and state governments to address its demands including the payment of hazard allowances.
The association in a communiqué issued at the end of the virtual emergency National Executive Council lamented the failure of the government to fulfil the conditions it laid down with led to the suspension of its strike in April.
NARD said it observed that salary arrears of January, February and March of its members particularly in the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital and University College Hospital, Ibadan had been paid but was deeply worried about the re-accumulation of unpaid salaries in coming months if these members are not captured in the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System.
The association also lamented the extortion of money from its members by the Lagos University Teaching Hospital under the guise of minimum wage while also stating that nothing had been done by the Federal Government to the implementation of national minimum wage and non payment of salaries since the suspension of the last strike.Follow us on social media