Again, Buhari Cancels Scheduled Trip To Senegal

Buhari-TravelIn what should no longer come as a surprise to Nigerians, President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly canceled his scheduled trip to Dakar, Senegal for the 49th Extra-Ordinary Summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
The president, who was supposed to depart Abuja last night for Dakar to attend the one day summit slated for today, Friday, reportedly sent Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to represent him at the regional meeting.
In less than two weeks, President Buhari has canceled highly publicized official trips to Lagos, Cross River, Rivers and now Senegal.
It was learnt that the president, who has been accused of globetrotting in his first year in office, followed advice by his handlers to shelve the Dakar trip so as not to give those who argue that he only prefers to embark on foreign trips while sending the vice president to represent him at local fora, further reason to justify their argument.
As at the time of publishing this report, the Presidency was yet to give an official response to the claim that Mr. Buhari canceled his scheduled trip to Dakar.