The Presidency has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari will not be received by any special reception when he arrives from London after his medical vacation.
This was disclosed by the spokesman to the president, Mr. Femi Adesina, during an interview with Arise Television, in Abuja, on Thursday.
Adesina urged Nigerians to be on the alert as the president might soon arrive the country after a medical vacation in London.
The presidential spokesman however failed to give a definite time frame for his principal’s return, despite being asked repeatedly.
When asked why there had been no video evidence to support claims the president is indeed in good health, Adesina said it was not necessary, given that Buhari recently had a telephone conversation with United States President, Donald Trump, and the fact that he had just received the National Assembly officials led by the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki in London.
His words: “The fact that the president is receiving visitors, the fact that he has spoken with the American president and the fact that he has asked us to tell the world that he’s fine. I think that’s just enough.
“I wish I could give you a definite date, I really wish but then we just have to hang on to what the president has told us.
“In the letter to the National Assembly, he said ‘as soon as his doctors rule out some things.
“I will just tell Nigerians to stay on the alert and watch and before they know it the president is back. It could be anytime.”
Asked if there were any special preparations to receive the president, Adesina said: “You don’t need much preparation; I will tell you what will happen.”
He continued: “On the morning of a certain day, we will just receive an alert from protocol that the president is on the way. And six hours later, they’ll be here. The president is a simple man.”
President Buhari has been in London since January 19. The presidency had first announced that he was there for a 10-day leave. But he has since extended the leave on medical grounds.