By Juliana Uzoka,
President Muhammadu Buhari is expected back in the country on Friday, 50 days after his vacation in the United Kingdom.
The President left the shores of the country on January 19, for a less than two weeks vacation, but has had to undergo medical treatment and consultation after he took ill due to an undisclosed illness.
The Senior Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adeshina disclosed plans for his return on Thursday and explained that: “The holiday was extended based on doctors’ recommendation for further tests and rest.”
Buhari expressed gratitude for prayers and well wishes from Nigerians and people all over the world.
President Buhari was paid a visit by Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, in London on Thursday.
The meeting took place in Abuja House, where the president has been staying and had received most of the dignitaries who paid him visits from Nigeria.
Buhari twitted on his twitter handle @MBuhari: “Very pleased to welcome the Most Revd and Rt Hon @Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, to Abuja House this afternoon.”
Nigerians had expressed concern over the president’s incommunicado to the public since his vacation turned medical leave, this had fuelled a lot of rumours: the selected phone calls to some foreign presidents and dignitaries topping the consternation felt by people in the country, who wondered why the president chose not to allay their fears by engaging them in a social media video chat.
Nigerians had awaited the President’s return on several occasions; as he arrives today, Buhari will possibly address the numerous questions that Nigerians have vented.