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 Abati.
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.