Osinbajo’s first tenure as acting president ends as Buhari resumes work

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday resumed work at the State House in Abuja after a six-day vacation, a statement by his office said Thursday.

In compliance with Section 145 (1) of the Nigerian Constitution, the president has sent a formal notice of his resumption to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, his spokesperson, Femi Adesina, said in the statement.

Mr. Buhari’s return to work has marked the end of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s first tenure as acting president.

It is the first time since May 29, 2015, when the current administration came to power, that President Buhari would step aside for his deputy to take charge of the country.

The president had on February 5 broke from his official functions leaving Mr. Osinbajo to perform those roles till February 10.

Mr. Buhari spent most of his short vacation in London seeing his doctors of many years, an arrangement that irked not a few Nigerians who believe the President was not demonstrating confidence in local health institutions and professionals by continuing to use foreign-based doctors.


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