• Friday, March 01, 2024
businessday logo


Tinubu returns to Nigeria after vacation, lesser hajj


The President-elect, Bola Tinubu, has returned to the country, ahead of the May 29 hand-over.

Tinubu who travelled abroad to rest and plan his transition programme arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in his private jet which touched down at exactly 4.30pm.

He was received by top party officials including Nuhu Ribadu, a former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Read also: Private sector outlines how Tinubu can reduce poverty

The president-elect headed straight to his vehicle after a brief stop over to acknowledge cheers from the crowd of supporters who besieged the Airport to welcome him back.

Tunde Rahman, spokesperson, office of president-elect had said in a statement that Tinubu took a break after the hectic campaign and election season to rest in Paris and London and proceed to Saudi Arabia for Umrah (Lesser Hajj) and the Ramadan Fasting that just ended.

“While away, the President-elect will also use the opportunity to plan his transition programme.

He has directed all the senior aides and campaign staff to also go and observe a short rest.

“He is expected back in the country soon. We enjoin the media to stop publishing rumours and unsubstantiated claims and to always seek clarifications from our office,” Rahman said in a statement.

… Details later