Friday, 10 March 2017

President Muhamadu Buhari back in Nigeria.

Muhammadu Buhari, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, arrived home Friday after nearly two months away on medical leave.
According to CNN, the President landed
at the Kaduna Air Force base early Friday morning. His flight was diverted as the capital's airport is currently closed for repair work.
President Buhari flew to Abuja in a military jet and was received by the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who has been acting president in his absence.
But without wasting time, the President had a meeting with the members of his Cabinet and announced to them that Vice President Osinbajo would continue to act as president, according to a report by AFP. This development has of course raised suspicion that the president's health might be more critical than imagined. 
As you may know, president Buhari left Nigeria on January 19 on what was supposed to be a 10-day medical leave, which was then extended to allow him complete his medical tests, according to Garba Shehu, the president’s aid. 
Writing from the UK to the Nigerian National Assembly, the president formally handed power over to Prof. Yemi Osinbajo amid his leave extension.
While president Buhari was away, he spoke on the phone to US President, Donald Trump discussing combating terrorism, trade relations and other issues, according to aides.
Reports has also confirmed that the president while was visited by many of the country's leaders at his Abuja House residence in London as well as the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. On the visit of the Archbishop, president Buhari's Facebook page announced his welcome to the Abuja House in London thus; 
Now that the president is confirmed back in Nigeria, many Nigerians are expecting that he address them sooner than later. And that,  everyone hopes he do. 

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