Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja after a 10 working day vacation in London.
The presidential plane conveying Buhari and few of his aides landed at the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at 6.38p.m.
The president was warmly welcomed at the airport by Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, Service Chiefs, the Chief of Staff to the President, Malam Abba Kyari, the acting chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and members of the presidential media team.
“President @MBuhari returns to Abuja from the UK, after a 10 working day vacation,” said Bashir Ahmad, Buhari’s new media aide, in a statement posted on Twitter.
The return of the president has put to rest the social media report that he had extended his vacation in London.
Buhari on Aug. 3 commenced the holiday and transmitted a letter to the President of the Senate and the Speaker, House of Representatives to that effect in compliance with Section 145 (1) of the 1999 Constitution.
While the president was in London, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo acted on his behalf in line with the constitution.