– President Muhammadu Buhari is now in Aso Rock, Abuja
– Buhari left the country for London on March 30, for his first medical trip in 2021
– The presidency had insisted that the president has a right to seek medical treatment anywhere in the world
President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Nigeria via the Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport from the United Kingdom where he went on medical vacation for two weeks, Channels TV reports
Legit.ng gathered that the president left the country on March 30, for his first medical trip in over a year.
Daily Trust also reports that the president returned to the country at the end of his medical check-up in London.
According to The Nation, those at the airport to welcome Buhari included the chief of staff to the president, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari; the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammed Bello and the National Security Adviser (NSA) to the president, Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno retd.
The report also noted that others were the service chiefs, acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba, the director-general, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Rufa’i, the director-general of the Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi and other presidential aides.
The president, after a brief welcoming ceremony at the airport, boarded a presidential helicopter that conveyed him to the Presidential Villa.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the federal government said there is no big issue about when President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to return to Nigeria from his medical trip in London, United Kingdom.
It was reported that the presidency had assured Nigerians that Buhari would be back in Abuja by the middle of April.
The minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, on Wednesday, April 14, refused to disclose any specific date when Buhari will return to the country from London.
Mohammed explained that the government was currently more concerned about the security challenges facing the country.
In a related report, following the recent protest against President Buhari, the national president of the southern youths development forum, Pastor Bassey James, has appealed to Nigerians in UK and the diaspora to vacate the premises housing the president.
James said Buhari has the right to seek medical check-ups anywhere especially following his earlier treatment.
He added that the problems of Nigeria will be resolved by the people ‘but certainly not by abusing or insulting our leaders.’