Buhari returns to Nigeria after 2 weeks’ medical vacation in UK


President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday returned Nigeria after spending two weeks in London for ‘medical checkup’ and ‘rest.’

Buhari arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport about 4.45 pm.

Among those who received him at the airport were Ibrahim Gambari, his chief of staff; Muhammed Bello, minister of the federal capital territory (FCT); Babagana Monguno, national security adviser, and other security chiefs.

Buhari departed for the UK on March 30 for what the presidency described as his “routine medical check-up.”

The president later said he was taking a “short rest” in London in a letter to Abdullah ll Bin Al-Hussein, the king of the Hashemite kingdom of Jordan.

Meanwhile, Buhari has spent over 170 days on medical trips abroad since he became president.

During his latest medical trip *The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) went on strike to protest poor remuneration and conditions of service. They have since called off the strike.

*The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) also declared an indefinite strike to protest the federal government’s failure to implement financial autonomy for state houses of assembly.

*The Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) downed tools to protest issues mostly bothering on staff welfare.

*Usman Alkali Baba took over from Mohammed Adamu as the inspector-general of police (IGP).

*Nigeria’s security woes continued as bandits and Boko Haram insurgents continued their attacks on some communities mostly in the north.

*Gunmen broke into the federal prison in Imo state and freed over 1,800 inmates before razing a nearby police station.

*South-east governors set up a regional security outfit to help address the worsening security situation in the zone.

With TheCable report


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