By Teddy Nwanunobi
Abuja (Sundiata Post) — Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday, hinted that he has officially gone back to his position as the vice, having handed over the mantle of leadership back to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Buhari returned back to the country last Friday, after over 50 days of absence, as he was rushed out of Nigeria for the United Kingdom on medical vacation to treat an undisclosed illness.
On return, Buhari said that Osinbajo should continue acting, while continued to rest through the weekend.
Buhari officially resumed work at the Aso Rock Villa around 11 a.m. on Monday, and Osinbajo went to his office to brief him.
The meeting with Buhari, which lasted well over an hour, centered on the economy, budget, Northeast among other national issues.
When he appeared, he told State House correspondents that he briefed the President about the general developments in the polity, while he was away.
He said the President was pleased with his performance, while he was acting in his absence.
Osinbajo also disclosed how the President was doing.
“He is very well. We just had a very long meeting where I was basically trying to bring the President up to speed as to some of the things we have done while he was away. And he has given a few directives on what we should be doing on so many areas, the north east, budget, the economy, a wide range of issues,” he said.
He also explained how the meeting went.
“He held a meeting with me for over an hour where we discussed a wide range of issues so his readiness for work is not in doubt at all. In fact he has over ready,” he said.
He, thereafter disclosed that he has officially handed over to Buhari.
“Oh yes! I’m back to my regular position as vice president. I think the president was reasonable satisfied,” he added.
Osinbajo (right) formerly hands over to Buhari (left)
He further revealed how the duo are expected to work in the future.
“I think the President, as you know, has always given me several responsibilities. I think what we must recognise is that the way this administration work is that it has always been team work. Very little is done without the president’s clearance. So, generally speaking, even with responsibilities that are my constitutional responsibilities, we have full discussions on them, we have full agreements on all of those issues. It is not necessarily delegation, yes in some cases delegation but by and large practically everything I discuss fully with him and have his endorsement before we are able to go on and do anything at all,” he added.
Meanwhile, Buhari has transmitted his letter of resumption to the National Assembly on Monday morning.