Buhari returns from Kenya, observes Friday prayer in Aso Rock

Muhammadu Buhari face mask

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday returned to Abuja after attending the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) at 50 in Nairobi, Kenya.

The president, who initially planned to proceed to London for medical check-up, returned to Abuja at about 1 p.m.

He joined hundreds of Muslim faithful to perform Jumaat prayers at the Aso Villa Mosque in Abuja.

While in Kenya, the president participated in a special session to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the United Nation’s body.

Buhari said: “As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of UNEP’s existence, we laud the efforts of UNEP and encourage broader action to overcome climate change, biodiversity, rising levels of pollution and waste being three major crises threatening our planet.”

The president also met with Ibrahim Thiaw, executive secretary of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in Nairobi.

During the meeting, Buhari directed collaboration between the ministries of environment, water resources, agriculture and rural development and power to combat desertification.

Also in Kenya, the president held a town hall meeting with a group of Nigerians resident in the country where he reassured all Nigerians within and outside the country of their safety and protection.

Buhari was represented at the meeting by the minister of foreign affairs Geoffery Onyeama.