Chris Burns, Abuja Nigeria
After 14 days of medical vacation in the United Kingdom, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari arrived the country ready to resume office as President.
The aircraft bearing the President touched down at exactly 5:33pm at the Presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
President Buhari inspected a guards in his honour mounted by officers and soldiers from the Brigade of Guards and shook hands with governors, members of federal executive council, Service Chiefs, Inspector General of Police and presidential aides that turned up to welcome him.
When asked my newsmen how he was feeling, he replied, “You saw me when I was going and you saw me when I came back, you can access the situation yourself.
“I’m ok, you have seen me inspecting the guards of honour”.
When another journalist asked him in Hausa how he was feeling, he said, “Do you want to wrestle me? You can see I am taller than you.”
The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina reiterated his earlier position that the President did not go on medical vacation but merely followed the advise of his physician and an ear, nose and throat specialist.
He said the President is fit and will resume on Monday.
The Kogi Governor, Yahayaa Bello, thanked God that the President went and came back in sound health.
Zamfara State governor Abdulaziz Abubakar Yari said, “Is a good thing the President went on break and returned to meet his people hale and harty.”
Buhari had left the country June 6th for a 10-day vacation to the United Kingdom to see an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist for a persistent ear infection, on the advice of both his Personal Physician and an E.N.T Specialist in Abuja.