After 104 days in London where he has been receiving medial attention, President Muhammadu Buhari will return to the country later today, the Presidency has said, Sun News reports.
According to the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a four paragraphs statement, President Buhari is expected to speak to Nigerians in a broadcast by 7 a.m on Monday, August 21, 2017.
Buhari according to Adesina thanks all Nigerians who have prayed ceaselessly for his recovery and well-being since the beginning of the health challenge.
Buhari left the country on May 7, after handing over power to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who has functioned as Acting President since then.
The President had on Friday received the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, at the Abuja House, London.
Adeboye is the first Nigerian cleric and the second to visit Buhari since he has been receiving medical attention in London.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, had penultimate Friday, paid a similar visit to the ailing.
Adeboye visited the President about 24 hours after the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki; and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, paid him a similar visit.
President Buhari had earlier received delegation from the All Progressive Congress (APC) and that of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), as well as his media team led by Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, assuring them that he was merely awaiting his doctors green light to return to the country.