President Muhammadu Buhari met yesterday with vice president Yemi Osinbajo and a few presidential aides after resuming duties at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
The President, who returned home on Saturday after 103 days clinical holiday in London, wrote to the leadership of the national assembly, notifying them of his resumption in step with constitutional provision.
He wrote: “In compliance with phase 145 of the 1999 constitution (as amended), I write to intimate that i’ve resumed my capabilities 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.”
But the President will in the meantime be working from home.
In keeping with his personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, the President might be running from domestic because the office is being renovated.
“some renovations are ongoing on the office. He has a fully ready office in his residence.
“He’ll be returned to the primary office after the work,” Ahmad stated on his twitter handle the previous day.
Aside from receiving a briefing from the vice president who stood in for him when he changed into away, Buhari met with leader of staff Mallam Abba Kyari, special Adviser on Media and publicity Femi Adesina, and Senior special Assistant on national assembly matters Alhaji Kawu Sumaila.
Nasarawa state Governor Tanko Al-Makura turned into seen across the president’s office.
Adesina informed journalists: “yes, a few couple of minutes beyond 11, the President signed the letter notifying the national meeting of his resumption. a copy has been despatched to the Senate President and to the Speaker, house of Representatives; so, the President has resumed.”
On what his resumption meant, he said: “It method the President they voted into office, who has been serving them and who become indisposed for some time and who got here back on Saturday, is ready to hold with the work he has been doing.”
On the broadcast, Adesina said: “It became just one step of many steps which can be going to be taken within the days and weeks and months ahead. so you can’t anticipate that everything could be said in one day.”
Senate President Bukola Saraki mentioned receipt of the President’s resumption letter
Speaking on his twitter handle, he stated:”i have received a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari informing the Senate that he has back to the country. i have additionally recounted the letter.’’