The holiday comes just months after he spent about four days in the European country to visit his doctor and close to a year since he spent another five months in London for medical treatment.
The President’s Spokesman Femi Adesina said Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbanjo will be charge during Buhari’s absence, but gave no further details.
Buhari, who is contesting the election in Africa’s largest country next February, is facing a slew of resignations from his All Progressive Congress Party.
Just this week, Senate President Bukola Saraki and Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal both decamped to the opposition People’s Democratic Party.
Here are some views from Nigerians on Twitter on the head of state’s vacation.
Must he travel outside the country for holiday, why can't he promote Nigeria tourism by going to places like Obudu Mountain Resort?
— A.I.E💯🇳🇬 (@amen_i_r) August 1, 2018
CHALLENGES FACING NIGERIA:Loading...
* Mass Defection from Ruling Party
* Illegal Attempt to Impeach Governor
* Bandits killing in Zamfara/Sokoto
* Herdsmen Killing in the Middle Belt
* Nigeria Overtakes India in Extreme Poverty
* President Buhari to Go On Vacation!
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) August 1, 2018
This one everyone is jumping ship, from Buhari government, and the planned London visit/holiday, which is code for hospital stay, I hope it doesn't mean what I'm thinking.
— obinna nnanna (@ogaten10) August 2, 2018
Another scam Buhari on is way to London. Simply put medical tourism
— IBIKUNLE MATTS (@DKONVENATCHILD) August 2, 2018
Just days before his intended holiday, Buhari was picked as the next leader of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), and also launched his new electoral headquarters in the state capital Abuja.