President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja, the nation’s capital from Instanbul, Turkey, where he journey to on Thursday.

Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu announced the return of his principal Sunday afternoon, saying Mr Buhari’s official BBJ aircraft which he hadn’t used for several months as it underwent repairs and improvements landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at exactly 2:35pm.

The president who went for the three-day Turkey-Africa Partnership Summit marked his 79th birthday on Friday.

Addressing his well wishers during the brief birthday bash he described as surprising, Mr Buhari said he was eager to return to his farm in 2023 when his final term as a democratic leader elapses.