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Niger Govt Reacts As Abdulsalami Returns From Medical Trip




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The Niger State Government has expressed happiness over the safe return of the former Military Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar.

Naija News recalls that Abdulsalami was flown out of the country in May to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates for medical attention and was later admitted to a specialist hospital in London.

The former military leader, however, returned to the country on Sunday afternoon, after spending three months abroad.

Abdulsalami and his wife, Justice Fati Lami Abubakar were brought in a presidential jet which landed at the Minna airport at about 3.30pm.

They were welcomed back to the country by prominent Nigerians at the airport.

Speaking with This day on Sunday, Secretary to the Niger State Government, Ibrahim Matane, said the people of the state are happy about the return of the elder statesman.

Matane wished the former Head of State more life and prosperity, adding that the government is happy that he is back in the country in good health.

He said: “We thank Almighty God for the continued good health of the former Head of State. We wish him well more life and prosperity.

”Basically as an elder statesman, people will continue to pray for him and we pray that God will accept all the prayers”

“When General Abdulsalami was outside the country, there were speculations that he has suffered this or that. We are happy that he is back with us in good health.

Asked if the 80th birthday will now be celebrated, Matane said the event was marked in his absence, adding his friends, family and associates may celebrate his return to the country.

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