President Buhari Returns from Vacation in London
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is back in the country after a vacation in London, United Kingdom that lasted more than 10 days as initially planned.
The president landed at the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, at about 5:30pm, according to Channels TV.
President Muhammadu Buhari returned to Nigeria on Sunday after 10 days official vacation in London.
He arrived in Abuja, the nation’s capital, at about 5:30 p.m. local time.
The President had travelled to the UK on June 6 to rest and also see an E.N.T. specialist for ear infection evaluation.
A spokesman for the President, Mr Femi Adesina, had in a statement said President Buhari’s Personal Physician and an E.N.T. Specialist had recommended further evaluation of the ear after they had examined him.
On June 16, the acting President of Nigeria and the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, said President Buhari would return to Nigeria on Sunday.
Vice President Yemi Osibajo hinted State House correspondents of the President’s return date before the National Executive Council meeting held in the council chambers.
The Vice President said that he spoke with the President and confirmed that he was in good health.
Professor Osinbajo said that there was no need for the President to start rushing back to the country but should spend the weekend there and get back home on Sunday.
The presidency had announced that Buhari was proceeding on a 10-day vacation during which he was scheduled to see an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist for further consultation on a lingering ear infection.
President Buhari was initially expected back in the country on Thursday June 16th but Vice President Yemi Osinbajo who told members of the Federal Executive Council that he had spoken with the president, said he would arrive on Sunday.
Prof Osinbajo had also assured the ministers and Nigerians in general that the president was in perfect health.
The president had taken a similar leave in February 2016 during which time Prof Osinbajo also stood in as acting president. Letters were written to the National Assembly on both occasions.
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