Monday 24 April 2023

Excitement as Tinubu returns to Nigeria (Video & Photos)

The President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has returned to Nigeria on Monday evening after weeks of vacation in Paris, France.

VIDEO: Click on the image to watch

According to a short video posted by the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, SAN, on his Twitter handle, Tinubu arrived to a tumultuous welcome at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.

Recall that the president-elect had jetted out of Nigeria to France on March 21, a trip his campaign council said was meant for him to take a rest and plan ahead of his inauguration on May 29.

A statement by the APC presidential campaign council had in March noted that Tinubu travelled to France to rest and plan his transition programme after a very exhaustive campaign and election season.

“The president-elect had left the country through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja.According to the statement, the president-elect decided to take a break after the hectic campaign and election season to rest in Paris and London, preparatory to going to Saudi Arabia for Umrah (Lesser Hajj) and the Ramadan Fasting,” the statement had noted.

From the airport, the President-elect will be escorted to his temporary abode at the Defence House in Maitama District of Abuja ahead of his inauguration as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on May 29, 2023.


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