Tinubu in Paris, London for ‘rest’

Friday, March 24th, 2023 04:20 | By
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Nigeria's President-elect Ahmed Tinubu at a past function. PHOTO/Courtesy

Nigeria’s President-elect Bola Tinubu has travelled to France and the UK to “rest” and plan the transition programme ahead of his inauguration on May 29. Tunde Rahman, the spokesperson for Tinubu, in a statement on Wednesday said the president-elect had left the country on Tuesday.

According to Rahman, the president-elect will later observe Hajj in Saudi Arabia. “The president-elect decided to take a break after the hectic campaign and election season to rest in Paris and London, preparatory to going to Saudi Arabia for Umrah (Lesser Hajj) and the Ramadan fasting that begins Thursday,” Rahman said. He added that Tinubu is expected back in the country “soon”

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