President Muhammadu Buhari is back in Abuja, a day before he
was scheduled to return from his medical trip to the United
He told reporters on arrival that, “I just went for a checkup. I am
He was expected back Saturday, May 12, but he arrived Friday at
On hand to receive him were the Chief of Staff Abba Kyari, Minister
of Federal Capital Territory Mohammed Bello, among other top
government functionaries and presidential aides.
A statement released on Monday and signed by the Senior Special
Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu,
had stated that the President was expected back on Saturday, May
He had also said that, on his return, the President is expected to
embark on a two-day state scheduled visit to Jigawa, which was
postponed earlier as a result of the APC Ward Congresses.
The President had left Nigeria late Tuesday evening, after receiving
Letters of Credence from some diplomats, to undertake a four-day
trip to the United Kingdom.
This medical trip makes it the third in 2018 alone, the first being
the nine-day visit just before the recent Commonwealth Heads of
Government meeting in that country, and the second during the
technical stop over in London on his way to Nigeria from his recent
visit to the United States on the invitation of President Donald