President Muhammadu Buhari returned to Nigeria at about 7.40am on Friday, March 10, after an extended medical leave in London.
He landed at the Kaduna airport, following which he was flown by helicopter to the President Villa where he arrived at 8.40am.
Buhari left Nigeria on January 19, on a 10 day vacation which eventually extended to 51 days. He was supposed to return on February 6 but on February 5, report surfaced that his vacation had been extended indefinitely based on doctors’ recommendation for further tests and rest.
His return has been greeted with so much mixed feeling. While some are excited he is back, others are not as they never expected him to return.
Shortly after his arrival, the president addressed government officials at the State House in Abuja.
Here are some notable things Buhari has said since he came back to the country this morning.
1. I have never been this sick￼
“I couldn’t recall being so sick since I was a young man, including in the military with its ups and downs.”
2. He thanks Nigerians for their prayers
“I am deeply grateful to all Nigerians, Muslims and Christians alike who have prayed and have continued to pray for my good health.”
3. Even in hardship, Nigerians still support his government