By Chibuike Nwabuko
Abuja (Sundiata Post) – President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday resumed official duties after spending 103 days in London on Medical vacation for undisclosed ailment.
“In compliance with Section 145 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), Mr. President
has written the National Assembly, notifying the legislature of his return to office.
President Buhari had returned to the country on Saturday, August 19, 2017.
In the letter dated August 21, 2017, he informed the two chambers of his resumption which takes effect immediately.
According to Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity), the letter stated in part: “In compliance with Section 145 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), I write to intimate that I have resumed my functions as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with effect from Monday, 21st August, 2017, after my medical follow-up in the United Kingdom.”
Sundiata Post recalls that President Buhari before leaving for London on May 7, 2017, also transmitted a letter to the National Assembly intimating them of his visit and handing of reins of government to the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, who functioned as the Acting President during the periods of the vacation