Buhari resumes duty, receives briefings from Osinbajo

Buhari resumes duty, receives briefings from Osinbajo

Monday, March 13, 2017 1:05 pm


Buhari on resumption of duty at his desk on Monday. Sitting opposite him is Mallam Abba Kyari, his Chief of Staff

President Muhammadu Buhari has formally resumed duty in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Malam Garba Shehu, the president’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, confirmed to State House correspondents.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the President, who returned to the country on Friday after a successful medical vacation in London, entered his office at around 11.15 a.m.

Femi Adesina, special adviser to the President on Media and Publicity also said on his twitter handle that the President has signed a letter informing the National Assembly of his resumption of duty.

He also confirmed that the President will receive briefings from the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo later in the day.

President Buhari on his way to office

Adesina, on Friday, on his twitter handle, revealed that President Buhari would transmit a letter to the National Assembly indicating his resumption of work after his vacation in London.

He said that the letter would formalise the president’s return.

He said: “PMB (President Muhammadu Buhari) will on Monday transmit letter to National Assembly on his return to the country. That makes his return to work formal and constitutional.’’

Adesina’s post debunks some reports indicating that the President has asked Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to continue to act on his behalf.

President Buhari left the country on Jan. 19 for a 10-day leave which he later extended for medical reasons.

He wrote to the National Assembly to empower Osinbajo to act as president in his absence.

The President Buhari returned to Nigeria on Friday and had in an address thanked Nigerians for their constant prayers for his good health.

He also revealed that he will need to go back to London in the next few weeks for some other medical tests.

“All I will need is to do further follow ups within some weeks,” the President said.

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