Minister Keeps Mum on Buhari’s Return Date

From Victor Osula, Abuja
The return date of President Muhammadu Buhari from his medical check-up trip to the United Kingdom (UK), is still  a subject of speculation as Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed brushed aside the question on it put to him by State House Correspondents on Wednesday.
The  correspondents had asked him during a briefing to give a date on the expected return of the President, but he sidestepped the question, grinning.
 “Today is Wednesday, this week finishes on Saturday. So, what’s the big issue in that one”? Mohammed fumed
According to him, the government was currently more concerned with the issue of the dwindling security bedevilling the country. The correspondents had asked the question based on an earlier but indefinite statement by the Presidency, stating when Buhari was expected back in the country.
President Buhari had, on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, left Abuja for the UK for a routine medical checkup. The Presidency explained that he is expected to return to Abuja this week.
In a statement issued to announce the planned departure, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, had said President Buhari would be due back in the second week of April, 2021.
“He is due back in the country during the second week of April, 2021,” the statement said.