Nigerian President-elect Bola Tinubu has left for Europe on what his assistant termed as a “working visit” in preparation for his inauguration on May 29.
This is Mr. Tinubu’s second trip out of the nation since being declared president-elect in March.
After a four-week holiday in France, he returned to Nigeria on April 24.
Mr. Tinubu “will use the opportunity of the trip to fine-tune the transition plans and programs.
As well as his policy options with some of his key aides without unnecessary pressures and distractions,”
His spokesperson Tunde Rahman said in a statement on Wednesday.
During his tour, the president-elect will meet with investors and other key friends to persuade them that Nigeria is ready to do business under his administration.
According to his aide, he will return soon to begin preparations for his official swearing-in.
Several opposition candidates, including Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi, are contesting Mr. Tinubu’s victory in an electoral tribunal.
After attending the King’s coronation last week, outgoing President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his vacation to London for dental care.