Buhari’s return imminent, as Aso Rock Staff put on alert 


President Muhammadu Buhari is set to return to Nigeria after his prolonged medical sojourn in the United Kingdom. 

President Buhari has been in the United Kingdom since May 7 undergoing treatment for an undisclosed ailment. 

Mrs Buhari’s aide said: “The information just reached me now from the wife of the president, that everything is set for the return of Mr President to Nigeria.

 Already, some of the president’s family members and security aides of madam (Aisha Buhari) have just returned from London.

 “The wife of the president may either leave London on Wednesday or decide to come home with the president anytime soon. We have been told to be on standby because Mr President is returning any time soon this week.” 

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Some staff of the State House, including security operatives, also said they got a directive yesterday, asking them to be on standby for the president’s return.

 The staff, who spoke to our correspondent on the condition of anonymity, however added that the directive did not contain any specific date for the president’s return. 

“We were only instructed to be ready for the return of the president at any moment. No specific date has been mentioned to us,” one of the staff said.

 Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, had last Tuesday quoted Buhari to have told the president of Guinea, Alpha Conde that he was making good progress and that he would return to his duties as soon as doctors advise.

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