President Muhammadu Buhari finally returned back to the country on Sunday from London after a brief medical vacation.
While in London, the President was treated for an ear infection. His return to Nigeria Sunday evening caused several local flights to be delayed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja.
According to reports, the delay was caused by the temporary closure of the airspace by the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), which grounded local flights from the airport.
On Arrival, President Buhari was received by Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo; the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi; Minister for Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh; Zamfara State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari; Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello; members of the Federal Executive Council, top government officials, federal lawmakers and service chiefs, and a number of close presidency officials and personal aides at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja on Sunday evening.
Buhari Finally Returns: Fit And Strong
Before the President’s arrival, the road linking the airport from the expressway was closed to traffic with heavily armed military and security personnel positioned at strategic positions in and around the airport.
While local flights were not grounded, the local flights scheduled for 5.40pm had a delay of almost an hour because passengers could not access the airport because of the road closure.
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On returning, President Muhammad Buhari declared himself fit as a fiddle and able to wrestle anyone. On arrival, President Buhari inspected a guard of honour mounted by men of the Guards Brigade.
President Buhari speaking to pressmen said,
“You have seen me. You saw me when I was going. You can do the assessment yourself.
“I am okay. You can see me inspecting the guard of honour. You can see I am taller than you. Do you want to wrestle with me? You can do so.”