President Muhammadu Buhari resumed duty on Monday after a 49-day medical vacation to the United Kingdom. Buhari wrote to the National Assembly on Monday, informing the federal lawmakers of his resumption of his functions as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
His Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in a statement on Monday disclosed that the Presidential communication to the National Assembly was in compliance with Section 145 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).
According to Adesina, the letters, which were addressed to the Senate and the House of Representatives, read: “I have resumed my functions as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with effect from Monday, March 13, 2017, after my vacation.”
The President resumed a few minutes after 10 am immediately the car of his Aide-de-Camp Lawal Abubkar was seen parked at its official designated location at the forecourt by the Council Chamber, according to reports by The Nation.
Femi Adesina and Garba Shehu, the special adviser and assistant to President Buhari on media and publicity respectively were seen in front of the Council Chamber moving towards the presidential residence.
Buhari had a meeting with the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for about one hour and also met with other top officials of the administration.
Osinbajo served as the Acting President while Buhari was away and continued acting even after the President returned on Friday.