‘Buhari Returns’ sounds like a low-rent Nollywood production. But we can’t seem to find Jim Iyke around anywhere, so you better believe it; our President is back! Buhari, who has been in the UK receiving medical treatment arrived in the capital on Saturday and returned to a hero’s welcome, as Nigerians expressed their relief that their president was finally home.
The following Monday, Our Commander in chief officially addressed the nation, where he made a call for unity. “I have been kept in daily touch with events at home.” Buhari said. “….I was distressed to notice that some of the comments, especially in the social media have crossed our national red lines by daring to question our collective existence as a nation. This is a step too far. ”
“In 2003…the late Chief Emeka Ojukwu came and…..we discussed…and analyzed the problems of Nigeria. We both came to the conclusion that the country must remain one and united”
Many Nigerians believe Buhari’s ‘mystery’ illness may leave him unfit to deal with the pressing issues of the country but, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo assured Nigerians on Saturday that the President was “roaring to go”. Mr Buhari however, might have to hold on to his ‘roar’ for a while longer as his office has reportedly been damaged by rodents.
According to BBC Africa, after spending more than 100 days in London, the President will be spending 3 months working from home while his office is being renovated after damage to his furniture and air conditioning units. A presidential spokesman informed BBC Africa that Mr Buhari is unable to work from his office in its present state and that working from home would not affect his productivity in any way. Regardless, Nigerians are undoubtedly not happy with this news, with Buhari already receiving major social media backclash.
According to Sahara Reporters, sources inside Aso Rock are calling the President's return to office a 'loud dissapoiintment'. Whatever the case may be, it's clear that the President is still in need of time to recuperate from his illness.