Buhari spent one year, 39 days abroad in three years, 10 months

April 20, 2019
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With few weeks to the end of his first tenure, it’s been learnt that President Buhari spent one year, 39 days abroad in three years, 10 months.

The Nigerian President who spent a total of 404 days (a year and 39 days) travelling to 33 countries on four continents in about four years of his first term in office, visited the United Kingdom the most and he spent 217 days mostly on health grounds and meetings of Commonwealth Heads of State and Government.


Punch reported that the second most visited country was the United States where he spent a combined 41 non-consecutive days. He met ex-President Barack Obama and President Donald Trump at different times and also attended the 70th, 71st, 72nd and 73rd sessions of the United Nations General Assembly.

France was the third most visited country with Buhari spending 14 non-consecutive days there. China came fourth with 13 days and Jordan occupied the fifth position with eight days.

Other countries the President visited during the over 46-month period under review included the United Arab Emirates (seven); Morocco (seven); Germany (seven); South Africa (seven); Saudi Arabia (six); India (five); Chad (five); Kenya (five); Turkey (five); Poland (five); and Malta (five).

Others were Senegal (four); Ethiopia (four); Mauritania (four); Netherlands (four); Togo (four); Republic of Benin (four); Côte d’Ivoire (three); Iran (three); Equatorial Guinea (three); Cameroon (two); Ghana (two); Niger (two); Gambia (two); Egypt (two); Qatar (two); Mali (one); and Sudan (one).

The President was able to build an alliance with neighbouring countries to curb the activities of Boko Haram, his travels did not translate much to Foreign Direct Investment except in 2016.

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