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EXCLUSIVE: Junketing President Buhari Plans Local Trip To Ogun After Return From Turkey

Buhari will leave Abuja on Tuesday for the South-West state and return on the same day.

Barring any last-minute change, President Muhammadu Buhari will be in Abeokuta, Ogun State next week, SaharaReporters has gathered.

The Presidency earlier said Buhari would be leaving Abuja for Istanbul, Turkey today (Thursday) to attend the third Turkey-Africa Partnership Summit.


Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, made this known in a statement on Thursday.

The summit, themed, ‘Enhanced Partnership for Common Development and Prosperity,’ is hosted by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of the Republic of Turkey.

Shehu added that the President is expected back in Abuja on Sunday, December 19.

SaharaReporters also learnt that after returning from Turkey on Sunday, Buhari will leave Abuja on Tuesday for the South-West state and return on the same day.

SaharaReporters had exclusively reported on November 23 that Buhari would in December travel to Turkey.

“The President is having a programme on Tuesday in Abeokuta. He will go and return to Abuja the same day,” a presidential source told SaharaReporters.
SaharaReporters gathered that the Ogun State government and the state police command are already working to ensure heavy security in Abeokuta, the state capital ahead of the President’s visit.

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.