The Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime, has returned to Nigeria after spending more than four months abroad.
According to reports, Mr. Chime arrived Abuja this morning aboard an early morning British Airways flight that touched down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport. Abuja, and went straight to the Enugu State Governor’s Lodge in the nation’s capital.
Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom had said in Lagos on Friday that Mr. Chime, who was receiving treatment abroad, would return home within 10 days.
Mr Chime was last seen in public precisely 140 days ago. Officials of Enugu State Government said he was on vacation and would soon return home.
However, some newspapers had reported last December that the governor had died in an Indian hospital, after prolonged illness.
But the state Commissioner for Information, Chuks Ugwuoke, said in a statement then that reports of the governor’s death was unfounded and malicious.
Mr. Chime was indeed admitted at the Wellington Hospital, Wellington Place, St Johns Wood but was discharged two months ago.