President Muhammadu Buhari was absent at Friday’s Jumat service held inside the mosque located beside his office in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Although no reason was given for his absence at the service, it is believed that he should be taking his rest after the six-hour flight from London.

Buhari had retired to his official residence after meeting some government officials including ministers and security heads.

Many government officials who had trooped to the Mosque hoping to get a close glimpse of the President, left disappointed.

Buhari had since inception of his administration worshiped at the mosque. He only worships at the National Mosque, Abuja on special occasions.

Those that observed Friday's Jumaat service  at the mosque,  the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed; the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, his ADC, Chief Security Officer, and other presidential aides who are Muslims.

The President's spokesperson, Femi Adesina, had earlier tweeted that the President will formally resume his duties on Monday.

“PMB will Monday transmit letter to National Assembly on his return to the country. That makes his return to work formal, and constitutional,” he said.