Buhari Returns On Saturday
President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to fly home from London and arrive back in the country on Saturday, according to two presidency sources who spoke to Reuters.
His return will end his second-long break for medical leave in Britain this year.
Buhari left Abuja on May 7 and handed over power to his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo, seeking to allay concerns of a void at the helm of Nigeria’s affairs.
The president traveled to Britain last month for what his office described as medical tests. Officials have refused to disclose details of his medical condition. His first absence began in January and lasted nearly two months.
His wife Aisha Buhari, in a statement issued by State House, expressed appreciation for the support of Nigerians and said, "he will soon be with them as he is recuperating fast".
Mrs. Buhari called on Nigerians to continue to be strong in the face of challenges and to support the Federal Government in implementing the agenda for which they were elected.
“Mr. President thanked the acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo for his loyalty and called on Nigerians to continue to support the acting President in his effort to actualize the mandate of the All Progressives Congress,” she said.