President Muhammadu Buhari is set to return to Nigeria today after 105 days in the United Kingdom where he was on medical vacation.
The president’s return was announced by his media aide Femi Adesina in the early hours of Saturday.
The statement read:
“President Muhammadu Buhari returns to the country later today, after receiving medical attention in London.
“The President had left the country on May 7, this year, after handing over power to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who has functioned as Acting President since then.”
The statement also included some plans the president has for the nation next week.
Meanwhile, Nigerians are waiting anxiously for his return and you can have all the live updates here on Voice on Ndigbo
5. 10 pm: The minister of information Lai Mohammed speaks on President Buhari’s arrival.
Mohammed said: “The president is stronger, firmer and healthier.”
4.59 pm: Buhari leaves Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport to the Presidential Villa.
4.52: Buhari receives guard salute, exchanges pleasantries from Vice President’s team, dignitaries.
4.51: National Anthem being sang at the Presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
4.47: Cameras barred from accessing the presidential tarmac.
4.43 pm: Buhari comes down from the the presidential aircraft, received by Federal Executive Council members, Osinbajo, others.
4.39 pm : Presidential aircraft taxing the airport runway.
4.36 pm: Presidential Aircraft touchdown Abuja airport.
4.35 pm Zamfara, River, Kano, Buhari’s chief of staff present at the Abuja airport awaiting Buhari’s arrival.
4.29 pm: Nigeria’s airspace closed in anticipation of President Buhari’s arrival.
4.26 pm: President Buhari’s supporters at the entrance of the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja.
4.12 pm: Road to Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport crowded as President Buhari’s supporters flood the area.
4.04pm: The guards brigade have finished a mini practice to receive the president
4.03 pm: It appears that the president’s flight is delayed. He was expected to arrive at 4.00pm. Everyone is still waiting.
3.57pm: Huge crowd waiting for the President at the presidential wing of the Abuja international airport