President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja following a two-week “routine medical trip” to London, UK.
Mallam Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, announced the President’s arrival at approximately 7:22 p.m. in a tweet that was posted on Sunday on his verified Twitter handle.
President Muhammadu Buhari has just arrived in Abuja.” “Alhamdu Lillahi,” he said on Twitter.
The president was greeted by his Chief of Staff, Prof Ibrahim Gambari, the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, and the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mohammed Musa Bello, among other top government officials, when he arrived at the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja yesterday evening.
Apart from routine medical checks, Buhari met with the British monarch, King Charles III, at Buckingham Palace, where they discussed diplomatic and trade relations.
This was the president’s third visit to London for medical reasons in 2022.
Buhari left Nigeria on Monday, November 1, 2022, after opening the retreat for top police officers in Owerri, the capital of Imo state.
On the same day, he presided over an emergency meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) in the Council Chambers of the State House in Abuja.