Friday, March 10, 2017 6:39 pm
Some residents of Calabar, on Friday, said that the return of President Muhammadu Buhari to Nigeria cleared the air over his health status.
The residents told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in separate interviews in
Calabar that even though all humans were mere mortals, one would not die until it was his or her time.
The president arrived Nigeria at about 7.40 a.m on Friday from London where he was on medical vacation.
The plane carrying him landed at Kaduna airport following the closure of the Abuja airport on March 8 to effect repairs on the runway, and he was flown by helicopter to the presidential villa in Abuja.
Dr Joseph Odok, a lecturer at University of Calabar, told NAN that Buhari’s return had rubbished all the rumours about him.
Odok, who said it was wrong for any human being to wish another dead, urged Nigerians to always hope the best and pray for leaders.
He added that the president’s return had proven that all the phone calls he made to top government officials while in London were true.
“We are very happy to have our President back. Nigerians have seen him today and we are hopeful that things will be better soon’’, he said.
Mrs Patience Idung, a business woman, also told NAN that she was happy that the president had returned.
She said “I am happy to see President Muhammadu Buhari back. He is even looking fresher than the pictures I earlier so on social network.
The president’s return would further drive the affairs of the country forward, she added.
Idung said it was time for Nigerians to drum support for the president to further help him to fight corruption and insecurity in the country.