The First Lady of Nigeria, Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, returned to the west African country on Sunday after a long holiday in the UK. Unconfirmed reports had said she fled Nigeria in anger to protest against her husband’s rumored plans fo marry a second wife.
Mrs. Buhari arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport in Abuja at 4.30 a.m. local time via a British Airways flight, her spokesman, Suleiman Haruna, said in a statement to TODAY NEWS AFRICA USA in Washington D.C.
Speaking to reporters on arrival, Mrs. Buhari said she was happy to be home after a well-deserved rest. She confirmed that she was fully rejuvenated to continue the work of improving the health and well-being of women, children and other vulnerable Nigerians.
She used the opportunity to thank her husband, family and well-wishers for their support and encouragement.
On hand to receive her were wives of present and former and governors and many associates.