Nigerian president, Buhari returns home 2 days before schedule
London, Nov. 16, 2019 (AltAfrica)- Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has cut short his two-week private visit to London two days ahead of his announced scheduled time
Buhari who touched down at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja on Friday evening was received by his all powerful Chief of staff , Abba Kyari, the FCT Minister Bello as well as DG DSS among other dignitaries
FLASH: President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja this evening, after a private visit to London, the United Kingdom. pic.twitter.com/kidwPIMWS3— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) November 15, 2019
The president, left Nigeria for Saudi Arabia on October 28, 2019 to attend the third edition of the Future Investment Initiative organised by Saudi’s Public Investment Fund before the commencement of his private visit to London on Nov. 2. He was initially scheduled to return to Nigeria on Nov. 17.
While in London, President Buhari, met with the management of Pearson Educational Group in London, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
NAN reports that the Nigerian leader also met with the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev. Justin Welby, at the Lambeth Palace, London.
Buhari and the Archbishop last met in Oct. 2018, when Welby was in Abuja as a keynote speaker at a conference on religious harmony, shortly before the conduct of the 2019 general elections in Nigeria.
President Buhari returned to Abuja on the day the apex court released the full report of the judgement that he was “eminently qualified” to contest the Feb. 23 presidential election