President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in the country after a two-week trip to the United Kingdom, while he was in the UK, Nigerian Doctors across the country have been on strike while he also spent time visiting his doctors in England.
He touched down at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at about 18:15 pm on Friday.
The President had travelled to attend the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) organised Global Education Summit (GES) before undergoing a scheduled medical check-up.
Speaking on Channels TV’s Politics Today shortly after, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, explained that the health checks were only routine and “not an emergency”.
“The President is in good shape,” he added.
In the weeks President Buhari spent in the UK, he met and played host to various dignitaries including the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, who gave an assurance that the UK is available to assist Nigeria in its war against terrorism.
Earlier, he also participated in an Education Summit. During the summit, he pledged to increase the budget for the education sector by as much as 50 per cent over the next two years.
In the long term, he promised that budgetary allocation to the sector would witness a progressive increase to about 100 per cent in the next four years.
“We commit to progressively increasing our annual domestic education expenditure by 50 per cent over the next two years and up to 100 per cent by 2025 beyond the 20% global benchmark,” he was quoted to have said in a statement by Mr Adesina.