President Muhammadu Buhari is leaving his country, Nigeria to London on Tuesday for a “routine medical check-up”.

According to a statement from the presidential spokesman Femi Adesina, the reason for the trip is for a routine check-up.

The statement has not given any indication of Mr Buhari’s condition, but he is he is expected to return home in the second week of April.

Adeshina who made comments about the president’s trip said,  “The president meets with security chiefs first in the morning, after which he embarks on the journey,”

President Buhari has travelled several times on trips that bothers on his health to the UK , since he became president nearly six years ago.

In 2017, the president, who is 78, spent more than three months abroad.

A year later he went back to London on a visit his handlers claimed “was to see his doctor”, but spent four days on that particular trip.

Since the presidential election in 2019, his activities and public appearances have not been very frequent. This is obviously not far from the growing concerns over the president’s health.