President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met with Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, at the Abuja House in London, United Kingdom.
“Very pleased to welcome my friend the Most Revd and Rt Hon Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, to Abuja House this afternoon,” Buhari said on his social media account.
— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) March 9, 2017
It would be recalled, Welby – who is the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury and the most senior bishop in the Church of England – defended Buhari when former UK Prime Minister David Cameron described Nigeria as “fantastically corrupt” in a private conversation with Queen Elizabeth in May, 2016 ahead of an anti-corruption summit.
Although, the queen did not respond to Cameron’s comment but the archbishop said: “But this particular president (Buhari) is actually not corrupt.”
Buhari travelled to London in January to “undergo routine medical check-ups” during a short holiday.
Credible reports started to make way that he might need to remain in London for longer period to attend to a myriad of medical issues – complete his treatment and await the results of his medical tests.
Meanwhile, as at the time of filing this report, there has been no definite answer from the presidency regarding the exact date of his expected return to the country.