Buhari leaves Nigeria on Monday

Baring any last minute change of mind, President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Nigeria on Monday, September 4, 2017 for a trip to Washington, DC.

Buhari’s trip to the US is at the invitation of President Donald Trump.

SaharaReporters quoted a Nigerian Presidency source as saying that Trump had extended the invitation last February, shortly after his inauguration.

The president is scheduled to leave his hometown, Daura, by helicopter at 9:15 am on Monday for Katsina airport. From the airport, he will fly out at 10 am aboard a presidential jet to Washington, DC.

The source said the earlier plan was for the president to combine the official visit to the US with his participation at the UN General Assembly in New York from September 21 to 25, 2017.

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