President Muhammadu Buhari has returned from his 10 working-days leave from London.
“President @MBuhari returns to Abuja from the UK, after a 10 working day vacation,” said Bashir Ahmad, Buhari’s new media aide, in a statement posted on Twitter.
The presidential plane conveying Buhari and few of his aides landed at the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at 6.38p.m.
Buhari was received at the airport by Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, Service Chiefs and the Chief of Staff to the President, Malam Abba Kyari.
Others at the airport to welcome the president included cabinet ministers, the acting chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and members of the presidential media team.
The return of the president has put to rest the social media report that he had extended his vacation in London.
Buhari on Aug. 3 commenced the holiday and transmitted a letter to the President of the Senate and the Speaker, House of Representatives to that effect in compliance with Section 145 (1) of the 1999 Constitution.
While the president was in London, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo acted on his behalf in line with the constitution.
Reacting on Buhari’s return, the social media aide to Buhari, Lauretta Onochie said that the Eagle has landed to continue his good work.
She called Buahri the ‘nightmare of the corrupt and the wicked’. “We love you, friend and hope of the poor, the weak and the vulnerable”, she finally said.