Former Presidential New Media aide Reno Omokri reacted to the statement by the presidency that President Muhammadu Buhari had a technical stopover in London. It has been taken for major repairs.
The president landed in Abuja airport at about 10.30pm. He said President Buhari "is a rare leader, ' he said "I respect him a lot" and said our leader had 'succeeded in cutting down corruption.' He called President Buhari a 'valued partner" and a 'strong democrat'.
President Buhari was accompanied on the U.S. trip by the Governors of Ogun and Plateau; Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Justice, Industry, Trade and Investment.
After meeting with United States president, Donald Trump, as well as with business executives on his visit to America, President Buhari had departed from Joint Base Andrews Airport and officially headed for Abuja on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.
Shehu also explained that the flight crew travelling with President Buhari chose to break the long journey to refuel and do the routine checks.
"So the technical stopover I talked about is that the journey from United States to Abuja is broken into two".
"It is a routine thing".
"PMB arrives Abuja this evening", wrote Femi Adesina, Buhari's Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, on Twitter.
Addressing the Northern Leaders and Stakeholders' Assembly in his office in Abuja on Thursday, Gowon said there was need for unity in the North and across the entire country.
Despite Shehu's claims about the "technical stopover", the president's presence in London is believed to be in connection to his recent health issues.
This is very normal.
During the meeting, President Buhari again blamed the killings in some parts of Nigeria by suspected herdsmen on armed men from Libya. "In any case, they are already on their way back home".
"Indeed, Nigerians are anxious about the signal being sent out by this penchant for secret itinerary, particularly, given the poor reputation and governance transparency issues confronting our nation under the Buhari administration". Trump had extended this invitation to Nigeria - the largest African country - as a diplomatic gesture to mend fences following his few harsh remarks about the African continent.
"The Presidency must understand that President Buhari is not a private citizen and as long as his upkeep and itinerary is sourced from our hard-earned resources, there must be full disclosure, as citizens deserve to know the goal of the visit and the cost to our nation".