A competent source in the presidency confirmed to our correspondent on Friday that top government officials are expected to receive the President at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja.
“There are no indications yet that he will not be back on Sunday. If he will not return, he would have communicated that to the National Assembly. Since he has not done that, then he is expected back,” the source said.
Our correspondent had reported that workers of Julius Berger, saddled with the responsibility of maintaining the Presidential Villa, were seen re-painting the outer wall of the President’s office on Friday.
It could, however, not be confirmed at the time of filing this report if the re-painting had anything to do with Buhari’s imminent return.
Buhari had penultimate Thursday departed Nigeria for London for a 10-day vacation and is expected to resume work on Monday, February 6.
He had informed the lawmakers that Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo would be performing the duties of the President in acting capacity while he would be away.
This is the third time Buhari would embark on vacation in one year.
He had earlier embarked on a six-day vacation between February 5 and 10, 2016 in London.
He had also embarked on another 10-day vacation on June 6, 2016 to treat an ear infection.