President Muhammadu Buhari will return to Nigeria on Friday, Femi Adesina, his spokesman, has confirmed.
In a brief statement on Thursday, Adesina said Buhari expressed appreciation to all those who have been “praying fervently” for him since January 19 when he went to the UK on a medical vacation.
“President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to return to the country tomorrow, Friday March 10, 2017,” the statement read.
“The president left the country on January 19, 2017 for a vacation, during which he had routine medical check-ups.
“The holiday was extended based on doctors’ recommendation for further tests and rest.
“President Buhari expresses appreciation to teeming Nigerians from across the country, and beyond, who had prayed fervently for him, and also sent their good wishes.”
Earlier in the day, the presidency released pictures of Buhari with Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, at the Abuja House in London, where the Nigerian leader had been staying.