President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his gratitude to Nigerians who called and also prayed for him while his medical vacation abroad lasted.
‘‘This is a testimony that in spite of the hardship being experienced, Nigerians support the government in its effort to tackle our country’s challenges,’’ the President said.
The President who spoke in a meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), all heads of security agencies including the Service Chiefs at the First Lady Conference Room upon his arrival to the Presidential Villa, Abuja earlier on Friday.
He joked that he returned to the country on a Friday intentionally so that Vice President Yemi osinbajo can continue acting. The president will need to send a letter to the National Assembly to notify them of his return. Buhari however added that there may be need for him to travel for further medical reasons soon.
‘‘I am feeling much better now. There may, however be need for further follow up within some weeks,’’ he stated.
“It is a day of joy not only for us but for the whole country, Africa and the world. Your arrival has vindicated our position that you will return safely,’’ he said.
The Chairman of Nigeria’s Governors Forum, Abdulaziz Yari, the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, and the Chief of Defence Staff, Abayomi Gabriel Olonishakin, also made remarks to welcome the President.