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President Buhari Has Spent Close to 500 Days Outside Nigeria Since He Was Elected President in 2015: See List of all the Countries He Has Travelled to

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After a 2020 of little travel (mostly due to the corona virus pandemic) Nigeria’s President Buhari has once again left the country, to the United Kingdom for medical checkup according to officials from the Presidency.

We took a look at President Buhari’s travel history since he was elected President in 2015. He has spent close to 500 days outside Nigeria on one trip or the other. That’s over 1 year, 3 months of his entire almost 6 years in office.

Here are some of the notable foreign trips and countries President Buhari has visited.

2015

  • 3rd July (Niamy, Niger) – Conference on Boko Haram
  • 4th July (Ndjamena, Chad) – Official visit
  • 7th-8th July (Germany) – G7 Invitation
  • 12th – 13th July (South Africa) – 25th AU Summit
  • 19th – 23rd July (Washington, USA) – Official visit
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  • 29th – 30th July (Yaounde, Cameroon) – Official visit
  • 2nd – 3rd August (Cotonou, Benin) – Independence celebration
  • 7th September (Accra, Ghana) – Official visit
  • 14th – 16th September (Paris, France) – Official Visit
  • 24th – 29th September (New York, USA) – 70th United Nations Assembly
  • 26th – 30th October (New Delhi, India) – India Africa Summit
  • 22nd – 24th November (Tehran, Iran) – Gas producing countries meeting
  • 30th November (Paris, France) – Paris club meeting
  • 4th – 5th December (Johannesburg, South Africa) – China – Africa Summit
  • 10th December (Benin Republic) – President Kerekou’s funeral

2016

  • 8th January (Benin) – 11th meeting of River Niger linked countries
  • 17th – 20th January (Abu Dhabi, UAE) – high level meeting on weapons
  • 26th January (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) – meeting of African leaders
  • 27th – 29th January (Nairobi, Kenya) – official visit
  • 2nd – 4th February (Strasbourg, France) – official visit
  • 5th – 10th February (London, UK) – Holiday
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  • 18th February (Egypt) – Africa summit 2016
  • 22nd – 27th February (Mecca, Saudi Arabia) – official visit
  • 27th – 28th February (Doha, Qatar) – OPEC gathering
  • 14th March (Equatorial Guinea) – official visit
  • 30th March (Washington, USA) – high level meeting on Nuclear
  • 11th – 14th April (Beijing, China) – official visit
  • 13th – 15th May (London, UK) – meeting on global war on bribery and corruption
  • 6th – 19th July (London, UK) – sick leave
  • 8th Aug (Chad) – swearing in of President Idris Derby
  • 27th – 28th August (Nairobi, Kenya) – Tokyo gathering on Africa
  • 13th – 16th October (Germany) – official visit
  • 14th – 18th November (Marrakech, Morroco) – UN meeting on climate change
  • 5th – 7th December (Senegal) – global meeting on restoring peace in Africa
  • 13th December (Gambia) – ECOWAS meeting

2017

  • 7th January (Accra, Ghana) – Swearing in of President Nana Akufo
  • 12th January (Gambia) – ECOWAS peace parley
  • 13th – 14th January (Mali) – France Africa summit
  • 19th January – 30th March (London, UK) – Holiday and sick leave
  • 7th May – 13th August (London) – sick leave
  • 17th – 21st September (New York) – 72nd UN General Assembly
  • 21st – 25th September (London) – Holiday
  • 18th – 22nd October (Turkey) – official visit and meeting of developing countries
  • 24th October (Niamey, Niger) – ECOWAS meeting on single currency for West Africa
  • 28th November (Abidjan, Ivory Coast) – 5th EU Africa summit
  • 11th December (Paris, France) – meeting on climate change
  • 18th December (Niamey, Niger) – 59th independence day celebrations

See more of President Buhari’s travels since elected President in 2015.

 

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