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Nigeria’s Buhari Returns Home After 105 Days’ Of Sick Leave In UK

Unic Press UK: President Muhammadu Buhari returned to his home country Nigeria on Saturday after spending a hundred and five days’ in the United Kingdom on medical grounds.

Buhari, who arrived London, UK, on the 7th day of May 2017, on a medical leave, was treated for an unspecified ailment. All calls that he should be open about his state of health did not elicit any concrete disclosure by either Buhari or the Nigerian presidency.

During his stay in the UK, there were several protests in Nigeria and in the UK by Nigerians who felt that the Nigerian President had spent a long time outside the country he was elected to govern.

Protesters demand that ailing President Mohammadu Buhari resume work or resign, Aug. 7, 2017. (Credit to Philip Ojisua/AFP via Getty Images)

Protesters demand that ailing President Mohammadu Buhari resume work or resign, Aug. 7, 2017. (Credit to Philip Ojisua/AFP via Getty Images)

Protesters in London, United Kingdom, saying that President Buhari should return to Nigeria, 18th August 2017

Protesters in London, United Kingdom, saying that President Buhari should return to Nigeria, 18th August 2017

Buhari, who was sworn-in as Nigeria President on May 2015 had, prior to his medical trip to the UK, transmitted a letter to the National Assembly, handing-over power to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, a professor of law.

In a press message, [on 19th August 2017] which preceded Buhari’s return to his home country, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said:

“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.”

 

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