President Buhari returns to Abuja


Ailing President Muhammadu Buhari in London. He spent 103 days in London for medical care before he returned to the country last week

Presidency on Saturday says President Muhammadu Buhari is returning to Abuja today, after receiving medical attention in London.

The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, discolsed this in a statement in Abuja.

According to the statement,President Buhari is expected to speak to Nigerians in a broadcast on Monday by 7 a.m.

He thanked all Nigerians who had prayed ceaselessly for his recovery and well-being since the beginning of the health challenge.

The President had left the country on May 7, this year, after handing over power to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who has functioned as Acting President since then.

He returned in March to announce to his countrymen that he had never felt so ill in his life.

It would be recalled that President Buhari left Nigeria on May 7 for another round of medical attention two months after his return from similar medical vacation, the same day he received 82 Chibok Girls freed by Boko Haram.

While away in London, President Buhari received a number of visitors, beginning with the vice-president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, who first hinted Nigerians about the President’s massive recovery.

After him came a stream of visitors, that included leaders of the All Progressives Congress, state governors, Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby and the leaders of the National Assembly, Bukola Saraki and Speaker Yakubu Dogara. His last visitor on Friday was Pastor Enoch Adeboye, leader of the Redeemed Christian Church of God.

Saraki after his visit, announced confidently that Buhari’s return was imminent.