Back from UK, Buhari says he’s OK

Weekly Trust - - Front Page - Isi­aka Wak­ili

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.

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