President Muhamadu Buhari is back! The president has returned to Nigeria, after spending 51 days on (medical) vacation in London, United Kingdom. His flight touched down at the refurbished Kaduna airport, reportedly, at 7:41am this morning.
Femi Adesina, the special adviser on media and publicity to the president, said Mr. Buhari’s plane landed in Kaduna well after 7.am today in Kaduna, debunking earlier reports that the president flew in at about 4.am.
“We are now at the helipad at the Aso Villa awaiting his arrival from Kaduna. The flight will take about 40 minutes,” Mr. Adesina said in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria.
President Buhari was received in Kaduna by Deputy Governor Barnabas Bantex Bala.
An excited Kaduna governor, Nasir el-Rufai, said on Facebook:
“The President is back. He has landed safely in Kaduna and received by Acting Governor Barnabas Bantex Bala and senior KDSG officials. The government and people of Kaduna State are proud to receive our First Citizen back to his home to face the task of rebuilding Nigeria. Alhamdulillah. Jumaat Mubarak to everyone.”
Mr. Adesina had announced Thursday that President Muhammadu Buhari would return to Nigeria Friday (today).
Mr. Buhari left Nigeria on 19 January 19 for a vacation in London and was scheduled to return to work on 6 February.
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