President Muhammadu Buhari returned to Nigeria, today, 8/19/17. The President has been out on medical leave, since May 7th, 2017. Buhari thanked all Nigerians for their fervent prayers, towards his recovery. Mr. Femi Adesina, the President`s spokesperson, released a statement.
The statement read as follows:
“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.”
President Buhari and Acting President Yemi Osinbajo
Amongst the first set of visitors the president received at Aso Villa are, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God.
The second visitor was Bashir Tofar, who was a presidential candidate, during the 1993 general elections. There were several well wishers and other important guests, at the presidential residence, welcoming President Buhari, back to Nigeria.
President Buhari with his wife, First Lady, Aisha Buhari
The Nigerian people are asking the president to address national security issues, while many are focused on economic challenges and of electricity. Most Nigerians want the president to focus on eradicating corruption and poverty because, it has become the main cause of social issues such as armed robbery and kidnapping in Nigeria. Meanwhile, some Nigerians have decided that, they would rather be ruled by a technocrat.
Their main concern is the gradual decline in the Nigerian economy and other Nigerians want full disclosure of President Buhari`s illness. A lot of Nigerians continue to disclose the fact that they resent the Buhari regime`s common practice of withholding information.