President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, May 11, arrived in Abuja following his 4-day medical visit to the UK.
This was contained in a tweet shared by the All Progressives Congress (APC) UK branch and the president's personal assistant on new media, Bashir Ahmad. The presidential jet that conveyed him President Buhari arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at 6:49 pm.
President Buhari was received at the airport by the minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Malam Muhammed Musa Bello, the deputy inspector-general of police (Operations), Joshak Habila; the permanent secretary of the State House, Jalaal Arabi; the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Malam Garba Shehu; the senior special assistant to the president on diaspora and foreign affairs, Abike Dabiri-Erewa; among others.
The president confirming that he went to the United Kingdom for a further medical checkup assured that he was alright. "I went for further medical checkup. I am alright," the president said. President Buhari, had been scheduled to return on Saturday, May 12 Before his departure, the president was visited by members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) UK branch.
The president had stayed in London for two days last week while returning from Washington, United States, where he met with President Donald Trump. A statement by a presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said: “In the course of the technical stop-over for aircraft maintenance in London on his way back from Washington last week, the president had a meeting with his doctor.” President Buhari departed Abuja for London where he was scheduled to meet with his doctors for routine medical check up.
The presidential aircraft conveying the president and few of his aides took-off from the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja at 3.20p.m.
The minister of Federal Capital Territory Alhaji Muhammad Bello, the Inspector-General of Police Ibrahim Idris and Chief of Staff to the president, Malam Abba Kyari were among those at the airport to bid the president farewell.