President Goodluck Jonathan, Vice-President Namadi Sambo
and many ministers would travel abroad shortly after the
May 29 inauguration of a new government. Punch Reports.
It was reported that Jonathan said he would travel out of the
country for a much needed rest after the May 29
inauguration, while Sambo is planning to travel to London
on May 31, two days after the inauguration of Muhammadu
Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, is believed to
have planned a return to the US after the inauguration.
Her colleague in the Petroleum Resources Ministry, Diezani
Allison-Madueke, has already travelled out of the country on
Friday, May 22.
She is however, expected to return to the country to attend
the last Federal Executive Council meeting of President
Jonathan’s administration, and leave immediately after
the FEC meeting.
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Musiliu Obanikoro, on
his part, revealed that he would go abroad for a two-week
vacation after May 29.
Obanikoro revealed to Punch that he might go to Ghana,
South Africa or the United States to take “a deserved rest.”
He was quoted to have said: “I think it is a wise thing to take
a rest after all said and done. I will start with a six-week
executive course in Harvard University and I will follow this
up in August by starting a degree course in History at the
same prestigious institution.”