President Goodluck Jonathan is set to leave Abuja early
Friday morning on a “private visit” to Germany, an Aso
Rock statement announced on Thursday.
“The President will be accompanied on the trip by some of
his principal aides.
He is expected back in Abuja early next week”, said the
statement issued by presidential spokesman, Reuben
According to Daily Independent, although the President
fully performed an official function in Abuja on Thursday,
the tone of the statement raises concerns his state of health.
Besides, the terse statement implied that the President
would not be accompanied by his wife, Patience, as is
usual with many of his foreign trips.
The last time Jonathan paid a private visit to Germany was
when Patience was hospitalised there for an undisclosed
ailment that nearly took her life.