Nigerian President Buhari returns home after treatment in London

Tomas Mccoy
August 20, 2017

"President Muhammadu Buhari returns to the country later today, after receiving medical attention in London", the president's spokesman Femi Adesina said in a statement on Saturday.

Buhari will address the nation in a broadcast Monday morning, a statement from his office said, referring to the president's issues merely as a "health challenge".

When he arrived at the Villa President Buhari met with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and security chiefs behind closed doors.

The Guard of Honor waiting to receive President Buhari.

President Muhammadu Buhari officially embarked on a ten-day medical vacation on January 19th in the United Kingdom and on its expiration, sought an extension on medical grounds. Numerous country's leaders, as well as the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, visited Buhari at his Abuja House residence in London.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that those interviewed on Saturday expressed gratitude to Allah for the Presidents recovery and return to Nigeria.


Some of them, who spoke with newsmen, promised to continue to pray for the perfection of Buhari's health to enable him carry out the duties for which he was elected in 2015.

The former general became president in his fourth attempt at leadership since he was ousted from power in 1985.

We are glad that you listened to the yearnings of patriotic Nigerians who consider your prolonged absence from the country an aberration.

Although he handed over power to the Vice President in compliance with the Constitution, his long absence elicited varied commentaries and protests, with some urging him to "resume or resign".

"I feel happy that Buhari is back".

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