Thursday, 18 October 2012
First Lady back in good health
The presidential jet, which brought her from Germany, where she had reportedly received treatment for an undisclosed illness, touched down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja just before 4 pm.
The first lady was also received by female ministers and other presidential aides at the airport, with the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, saying, "We thank God she is back and she is well."
On sighting her as she disembarked from the plane, the crowd became frenetic and burst into various songs to welcome her back while some of them kept chanting "mummy welcome."
The crowd, comprising mostly women, youth groups and traditional dancers, dressed in different colourful outfits, sang and danced, thanking God for her safe arrival.
The carnival-like atmosphere overwhelmed the first lady who shunned attempts by protocol officials to shepherd her into a waiting car as she joined the crowd, hugging the people and dancing...Read...