Buhari to return after 103 days of medical treatment in London
President Muhammadu Buhari will return to Nigeria Saturday after receiving medical attention in London for 103 days, the presidency said this morning.
Mr. Buhari left the country on May 7 after handing over power to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who has functioned as Acting President since then.
A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said Mr. Buhari would speak to Nigerians in a broadcast by 7 a.m. on Monday, two days after his arrival.
Mr. Adesina quoted the President as “thanking all Nigerians who have prayed ceaselessly for his recovery and well-being since the beginning of the health challenge.”
PREMIUM TIMES was first to report that Mr. Buhari’s health had improved, and that he was waiting for clearance from his doctors to return home.
In that May 25, 2017 report, a source who sees the president almost every hour was quoted as saying Mr. Buhari was “doing very good” but waiting on his doctors to declare him well enough to return to his post.
Because of the huge secrecy that has surrounded the President’s real medical condition, many Nigerians were skeptical about that report. But PREMIUM TIMES stood firmly by its story.
However, shortly afterwards the president began to receive delegations from Nigeria at the Abuja House in London, with photographs of the visits widely circulated by the presidency.