Alaba Rago Market Traders In Wild Celebration Over Buhari’s Return

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Eric Elezuo

Following the return to Nigeria Friday, of President Mohammadu Buhari, traders at the Alaba Rago market, along the Badagry Expressway, Lagos, went into frenzy, rolling out the drums in wild jubilation.

The market which comprises mostly the Hausa-Fulani and general northern community, was all singing and dancing as the news of the President’s return filled the air.

The merry makers took over the expressway all the way from Underbridge/Trade fair bus stop to Okokomaiko and its environs, disrupting both vehicular and human movement.

Brandishing powder, which they distributed to as many that wish to participate, the group chanted Sai Baba Yazo Sai Baba Yazo, and danced around happily.

President Buhari returned to the country Friday after close to 50 days medical trip to the United Kingdom, bringing to a close speculations that he was incapacitated and unable to speak.

According to the President’s Media Aide, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President arrived at about 7am at the Kaduna Airport, and was transported in an Airforce helicopter to Abuja where he was received by top government officials led by the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.

The President, who is billed to return to power on Monday, suggested that he may be travelling very soon for more medical attention.

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