President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria on Friday after travelling to Britain this week to see his doctor, his spokesman said.
The 75-year-old went to London after his doctor requested to see him.
Buhari who was expected back in Nigeria returned a day early and his expected to embark on an official visit to Jigawa state on Monday.
“President Buhari just returned, a clear 24 hours” his spokesman, Garba Shehu said in a tweet.
President Buhari just returned, a clear 24 hours
— Garba Shehu (@GarShehu) May 11, 2018
Shehu said earlier in the week it would be a “routine check-up”.
“He will return Sat, May 12th. On his return, the President’s two-day state visit to Jigawa, which was postponed because of the APC ward congresses, will now take place 14th & 15th May,” Shehu added.
However, the surprise announcement that Buhari would travel to see his doctor renewed concerns about his health weeks after he said he would seek re-election in a poll to be held in February next year.
Buhari’s critics say he is too ill to be at the helm of one of the continent’s biggest economies.