Published On: Sat, Aug 19th, 2017

Buhari Returns Home, To Address Nigerians On Monday

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By Nuel Suji – President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday returned to Nigeria after spending 103 days on medical vacation in London.

At exactly 4:36pm, the Nigeria Airforce plane 001 conveying Mr. Buhari touched down at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.

The President was received on arrival by top government functionaries led by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, some State Governors, Service Chiefs and some of his aides.

A cultural troupe was also on display as part of efforts to the President back home.

Mr. Buhari took salute from the Brigade of Guards before proceeding to the State House.

The President, who appeared in traditional attires with a cap to match, walked into the presidential lodge where he spent about two minutes before departing for the presidential villa.

Among the governors who were on the ground to receive him were Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano), Abdulaziz Yari  (Zamfara), Muhammed Abubakar (Bauchi), Abubakar Bello (Niger), Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi) and Deputy Governor of Kaduna, Barnabas Bala, National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, and Director-General, State Security Services (SSS), Lawal Daura, were also there.

Presidential Spokesman, Femi Adesina, had announced that Buhari would address the nation by 7am on Monday.

 

 

 

 

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