President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria after spending about two weeks in London for ‘medical checkup’ and ‘rest.’
President Buhari touched down Abuja at about 5 p.m. on Thursday.
Indication as to his return was filed by Patmos Media Line Correspondent earlier in the day that armed soldiers and policemen on “route lining” duties have been stationed at strategic points on the road from the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja to the Presidential Villa.
This is the usual practice whenever there is a presidential movement.
Patmos Media Line had also reported early on Thursday that the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, was non-committal on Wednesday when he was asked to disclose the actual date that the President, Muhammadu Buhari would return to the country from London.
When State House correspondents, shortly after the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, asked Mohammed the exact date the President would be back, the minister said he did not understand the big deal about the matter.
“Today is Wednesday; this week finishes on Saturday. So, what is the big issue in that one,” the minister asked.
Mohammed said the government was currently more concerned about the security challenges facing the country.
Wednesday made it 15 days after Buhari left the country on March 30 for what the Presidency described as routine medical check-up in London.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, had disclosed in a statement that Buhari was due back in the country “during the second week of April, 2021.”