President Buhari Returns

President Muhammadu Buhari returned to Nigeria, after 50 days on medical vacation in London, United Kingdom.

Femi Adesina, the special adviser on media and publicity to the president, said Mr. Buhari’s plane landed in Kaduna well after 7.am today in Kaduna, debunking earlier reports that the president flew in at about 4.am.

According to Premium Times reports, Mr. Adesina had announced Thursday that President Muhammadu Buhari would return to Nigeria Friday (today).

It would be recalled that President Buhari left Nigeria on the 19th of January for a medical vacation in London and was scheduled to return on the 6th of February 2017. However, he was scheduled for further medical check-ups necessitating an indefinite extension to his vacation in the UK. Nigerians are jubilant for having their president back.

According to Mr. Adesina, President Buhari expressed appreciation to teeming Nigerians from across the country, and beyond, who had prayed fervently for him, and also sent him their good wishes.

While in London, the president received visitors at his base in the British capital, and made telephone calls to dignitaries in Nigeria.

Daily Trust also reported that, Muhammadu Buhari landed at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa Abuja at about 8.43 am. Top government officials  stormed the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja to receive President Buhari.

By: Pupwaya Timothy Dibal

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