After 103 days in London, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Biuhari arrived the country at exactly 4:36pm.
The plane conveying President Buhari touched down at Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport in Abuja in waiting hands of aides and airport workers.
He was welcomed by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Abba Kyari, chief of staff, service chiefs and some of his aides.
Buhari mounted the dais and saluted a parade mounted by men and officers of the Nigerian Army from the presidential guards’ brigade while cultural groups sang and danced to welcome him back home.
The president, who appeared in traditional attires with a cap to match, walked into the presidential lodge where he spent about two minutes before departing for the presidential villa.
Among the governors who were on the ground to receive him were Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano), Abdulaziz Yari (Zamfara), Muhammed Abubakar (Bauchi), Abubakar Bello (Niger), Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi) and Barnabas Bala, deputy governor of Kaduna.
Babagana Monguno, national security adviser, and Lawal Daura, director-general, Department of State Security (DSS) were also there.
The president spent 103 days in London treating an undisclosed ailment.
Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, had announced that Buhari would address the nation by 7am on Monday.