The first lady departed the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Tuesday morning.
Before her departure, Mrs. Aisha Buhari thanked Nigerians for their support to her husband’s administration
The President left Abuja on May 7 for London to see his doctors for a follow-up, where the length of his stay would be determined by his medical team.
This is Mr. President’s fourth medical vacation to the United Kingdom since his inauguration on May 29, 2015. He returned from his last trip to the United Kingdom on March 10, 2017, which lasted 49 days, a trip that caused anxiety among many Nigerians following an extension of the trip initially planned for ten days.
The recent medical vacation was an eventual confirmation of the speculations that the President has been gravely ill and needs to see his doctors.
President Buhari’s health generated so many controversies following his failure to attend the three consecutive meetings of the Federal Executive Council, FEC after he returned from the last medical vacation.
Meanwhile, the presidency has continued to assure Nigerians that Mr. President is doing fine and would return soon despite several rumours that the president is dead.
A British politician and former military officer, Eric Stuart Joyce had last week taken to his tweeter handle @EricJoyce to condoled with Nigeria over the reported death of their president, Muhammadu Buhari.
Eric Joyce had written:
“Very sad to learn, hear of the death of President Buhari, who I campaigned for. Thoughts with his wife @AishaBuhari and family.
In subsequent tweets, he also wrote:
“The President of one of the world’s largest and sensitive country died today [Friday] in London today. In our main news bulletins, not a word.”
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Dr. Ibe Kachikwu disclosed on BBC, while asked about President Muhammadu Buhari’s health, that Mr. President is still working from London where he is on a medical vacation.
When asked if he knew what exactly what was wrong with Buhari and if he [the President] had been transparent enough to Nigerians as regards his health challenges, the minister said:
“I don’t know. But let’s face it; who in the world goes around giving to everybody what their medical statuses are? The doctors have got to be able to release something official and he’s working through it. It has not become a major problem.”