It has been confirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari is slated to return to Nigeria this week, as some family members of the President and his wife’s Security Aides, arrived Abuja on Monday night.
Recall, that Buhari has been in the United Kingdom, UK, since May 7, undergoing treatment for an undisclosed ailment. Before He left, he handover to his Vice, Yemi Osinbajo, as the Acting President.
Confirming Buhari’s arrival, Mrs Buhari’s Aide said: “The information just reached me now from the wife of the President, that everything is set for the return of Mr President to Nigeria. Already, some of the President’s family members and Security Aides of madam (Aisha Buhari), have just returned from London.
“The wife of the President may either leave London on Wednesday, or decide to come home with the President anytime soon. We have been told to be on standby, because Mr President is returning any time soon this week.”
Some staff of the State House, including security operatives, also said they got a directive on Monday, asking them to be on standby for the President’s return.
The staff, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, however added that the directive did not contain any specific date for the President’s return.
“We were only instructed to be ready for the return of the President at any moment. No specific date has been mentioned to us”, one of the staff said.
Presidential Spokesman, Femi Adesina, had last Tuesday, quoted Buhari to have told the President of Guinea, Alpha Conde, that he was making good progress, and that he would return to his duties as soon as Doctors advice.