ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – Nigeria’s President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has travelled out of Nigeria to Europe on a working visit.
Tinubu departed the country through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, on Wednesday afternoon, according to Tunde Rahman, his media aide.
Rahman said Tinubu will “use the opportunity of the trip to finetune the transition plans and programmes, and his policy options with some of his key aides without unnecessary pressures and distractions.”
Also, the President-elect is expected to hold meetings with investors while in Europe.
“The country’s economy forms a major plank of Tinubu’s Renewed Hope agenda and the meeting is part of his efforts to re-establish Nigeria’s importance in the global economic chain and create empowering opportunities for the country’s huge youth population.
“The president-elect has hitherto promised to hit the ground running and the visit is reflective of his commitment to the promise as he has already begun talks with global actors in the important areas of the economy and security.
“Before he left the country, Asíwájú Tinubu met with the House of Representatives candidates for Speaker and Deputy Speaker endorsed by his party, the All Progressives Congress, Hon. Tajudeen Abbas and Hon. Benjamin Kalu, who was presented to him by the Joint Task Team of the House,” his media aide said.
Rahman noted that Tinubu would return to the country shortly before his swearing in as the 16th president of the country on 29 May.
Recall that in April, Tinubu returned to the country after spending one month abroad.
He had also travelled to France to rest and later attended lesser hajj in Saudi Arabia.