He took off on Nigerian Air Force Aircraft, flight 5N-FGW at about 12.03 pm
He left in company of his wife, Dame Patience Jonathan , his Aide-De- Camp (ADC) Colonel Ojogbane Adegbe, his escort and some of security personnel.
Some of those who bade him farewell at the Presidential wing of the airport are some members of his cabinet.
They were led by the former President, Arch. Namadi Sambo, Attorney General of the Federation Mohammed Adoke, the Aviation Minister, Osita Chidoka, FCT Minister Bala Mohammed and other members of his cabinet.