President Muhammadu Buhari who left the country on a medical vacation to the UK is back.
He was brought back from London by a presidential jet which touched down at the Nigeria Air Force base Kaduna at about 7.14 a.m. from he was airlifted by a presidential chopper to Abuja after he was received by Kaduna state deputy governor and other dignitaries.
On arrival at the villa, the President was received by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, cabinet ministers, service chiefs and Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris.
Others included Gov. Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara and top government functionaries.
He then proceeded to give his speech where he said, “I am deeply grateful to all Nigerians Muslims and Christians alike, who have prayed and are continuing to pray for my good health.
“This is a testimony that in spite of the hardship being experienced, Nigerians support the Government in its effort to tackle our country’s challenges.
Buhari said he will repay Nigerians in the best way. He said ” I will rededicate myself to serving you, protecting your interests and keeping your trust. I thank you very much.’’
“Rather than sending delegation upon delegation to Abuja to welcome me, may I appeal to all Nigerians to continue to pray for our country’s unity, progress and prosperity.’’
“I thank you very much and may God bless our Country,’’ Buhari said.
The President also met with members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC).
Buhari left the country for the UK on Jan. 19,2017 for a 10-day medical vacation, however, the vacation was later extended, based on a medical advice from his doctors who needed to carry out further tests.
His arrival has put paid to speculations about his health which was rife all through the period he was away.