Femi Adesina not sure of when Buhari will return to Nigeria

Femi Adesina, Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, says he is not sure when Buhari will return to Nigeria from New York.

Buhari is currently in the US attending the ongoing 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, where he addressed the session on Tuesday.

According to Adesina, Buhari is scheduled to hold a lunch meeting with Donald Trump, US President, on Wednesday, together with leaders of eight other African nations.

Asked when Buhari is expected back home, Adesina replied: “Well, I don’t have a definite word on that but I know that tomorrow, he is going to have lunch with the American President; he’s going to meet with the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

“Tomorrow is Wednesday and maybe on Thursday, in the early hours, he has some things to do after that, I believe that he may be thinking of flying out.

“But one thing is sure, the trip was to last between last Sunday and next Sunday, Monday. Though he’s going to the UK, everything will still be done within the time-frame of the trip.”



    Adesina also said that the issue of repatriation of looted funds, which did not feature in Buhari’s address, was raised in a smaller bilateral meeting with some world leaders on Monday, and will be raised again during Buhari’s meeting with Antonio Guterres the UN Secretary General on Wednesday.

    On whether Buhari actually signed the document by the Nigerian Defence Headquarters proscribing the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Adesina said he was not aware of the development.

    “I read the report also online today but it’s not something I have discussed with him. So I can’t confirm or deny whether that actually came up before he left the country.”

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