By Ismaila Chafe
President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja from London after a routine medical check-up in London.
NAN reports that the president who arrived Nigeria on Friday had initially planned to return on Saturday but decided to reduce his stay in the UK by a day.
The presidential aircraft conveying him and some of his aides landed at the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja at about 7.00 p.m.
When asked by journalists why he arrived on Friday, the President said his arrival was not earlier than expected.
“It is not earlier than expected. I just went for a further medical check-up and I am alright, thank you,” President Buhari said.
The Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Alhaji Muhammad Musa Bello and a representative of the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, were at the airport to receive him, along with the Chief of Staff, Malam Abba Kyari.
Buhari departed Abuja for London on Tuesday for the routine medical check-up. (NAN)