President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to arrive Nigeria today, 19th of August, 2017. This was made known in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina. Buhari expected in Nigeria today after Pastor Adeboye’s visit – Femi Adesina.
Recall that Buhari has spent more than 100 days in London having left Nigeria on May 7, transferring power to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. His absence from the country has spun a few yet sustained protests in the Nigerian capital city Abuja. Counter protests by groups loyal to the president have also been held. Face offs between the two groups have resulted in violence.
Buhari expected in Nigeria today after Pastor Adeboye’s visit – Femi Adesina
The statement reads, “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.
“President Buhari is expected to speak to Nigerians in a broadcast by 7 a.m on Monday, August 21, 2017. He thanks all Nigerians who have prayed ceaselessly for his recovery and well-being since the beginning of the health challenge.
Special Adviser to the President
(Media and Publicity)
August 19, 2017.
This comes after the ailing president was visited by Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG on Friday in London.
Apart from notable public officials and members of his family, Adeboye is probably the first Nigerian clergy to visit the president since he left Nigeria for London to seek medical treatment for an undisclosed ailment.
President Buhari took to twitter to thank the cleric for his visit. See his tweet below…