Nigeria’s President-elect, Bola Tinubu, has departed for the United Kingdom, in what his aide described as a “working visit”, and part of final preparations for his assumption of office on May 29.
His spokesperson Tunde Rahman said Tinubu “will use the opportunity of the trip to fine-tune the transition plans and programmes, and his policy options with some of his key aides without unnecessary pressures and distractions”.
During the visit, the president-elect will also engage with investors and other key allies hoping to convince them of Nigeria’s readiness to do business under his leadership.
This is the second time Tinubu will be traveling out of the country after being declared president-elect on March 1 this year. He returned to Nigeria on April 24 after a four-week vacation in France. Outgoing President Muhammadu Buhari has also extended his London trip for dental treatment after he attended the King’s coronation last week.
Tinubu’s victory is currently being challenged at the presidential election petition tribunal.