By Jimmy Fatunbi
President Bola Tinubu has arrived in Nigeria’s capital of Abuja after a two-week private visit to Paris, France.
NAF 001 pulled up at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport at about 09:00 pm local time, where he was received by top government officials, including his Chief of Staff, Femi Gbajabiamila; Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume; National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu and the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike.
Also on the receiving line were the Kaduna State Governor, Uba Sani; Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Heineken Lokpobiri; and the Director-General of the Department of State Service, Yusuf Bichi, among others.
Although the presidency remained silent on the reason for the visit, the Nigerian leader was billed to return “in the first week of February 2024,” a statement announcing his departure on January 24 noted.
The trip is Tinubu’s third to the country and his 14th foreign visit since he assumed office eight months ago.