Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, is expected to return to the country on Friday, March 10, 2017.
This was revealed in a statement by the Special Adviser to the President, Femi Adesina. The statement read;
“PRESIDENT BUHARI EXPECTED BACK FRIDAY
President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to return to the country tomorrow, Friday March 10, 2017.
The President left the country on January 19, 2017 for a vacation, during which he had routine medical check-ups. The holiday was extended based on doctors’ recommendation for further tests and rest.
President Buhari expresses appreciation to teeming Nigerians from across the country, and beyond, who had prayed fervently for him, and also sent their good wishes.
Special Adviser to the President
(Media and Publicity)
March 9, 2017”
The President left the country on January 19, 2017 for a vacation, during which he had routine medical check-ups. He was initially billed to spend 10 days and resume work on February 6.
However on February 5, the President wrote to the National Assembly, informing it of his desire to extend his leave.
The President said this extension was based on the advice of his doctors to complete series of tests before returning to the country.
Before he left the country, he had written to the National Assembly temporarily transferring power to the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, who has been acting in that capacity since then.
Although the President had made several calls to some leaders back home, including the governors of Kano and Niger states, as well as former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon and former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, there have been calls for him to address Nigerians directly.
However, according to his aide, the President has expressed appreciation to teeming Nigerians from across the country, and beyond, who had prayed fervently for him, and also sent their good wishes.
We wish him safe return.