FORMER President Mohammadu Buhari on Monday, May 29, departed Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, for his hometown, Daura, in Katsina State.
Buhari left immediately after completing the military formalities of lowering and hoisting of new flags to mark the commencement of a new administration.
The immediate past President departed the Eagles Square immediately after the inauguration of Bola Tinubu as Nigeria’s 16th President.
Buhari took his last presidential flight on a Nigeria Air Force aircraft at exactly 12:00 pm at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, enroute his native Katsina State where he is expected to reside.
He left in company of his wife, Aisha, and his Aide-De-Camp (ADC) Yusuf Dodo.
Former Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President Garba Shehu, Minister of State for Environment, Udi Odum, and Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management Sadiya Umar Farouq, were some of those who bade Buhari farewell at the Presidential Wing of the airport.
The ICIR earlier reported that former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu, was sworn into office as the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Tinubu, of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is 16th President of Nigeria.
The ICIR noted that Chief Justice of Nigeria Kayode Ariwoola, administered the oath of office on Tinubu at exactly 10:37 am on Monday, May 29.
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