Back from UK, Buhari says he’s OK
President Muhammadu Buhari Friday evening returned to Abuja from his four-day medical trip to the United Kingdom. The presidential aircraft he flew in on landed at the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at about 6:45pm.
The president confirmed that he went to the United Kingdom for further medical checkup. He, however, assured that he was alright. “I’m alright,” he said.
President Buhari, who departed for London on Tuesday, had been scheduled to return on Saturday (today). The reason he returned a day ahead of the schedule was not disclosed.
Buhari was received at the airport by the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Malam Mohammed Musa Bello, and other top government officials, including Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu.
Shehu had on Monday said Buhari would undertake the trip to see his doctor with whom he had met in the course of the “technical stopover” for aircraft maintenance in London on his way back from Washington DC penultimate week.
The presidential spokesman had also stated that the doctor requested the president to return for a meeting which he (Buhari) agreed to do.
Shehu had added that on his return, the president’s two-day state visit to Jigawa, which was earlier postponed because of the All Progressives Congress Ward Congresses, would take place on Monday and Tuesday.