Saraki reads Buhari’s letter on resumption of duty

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Senator Bukola Saraki
United Bank for Africa

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday, read President Muhammadu Buhari’s letter of resumption of duty.

The president wrote: “in compliance with Section 145 of the Constitution, I write to intimate the senate that I have resumed my functions as President of Nigeria with effect from Monday, March 13, after my vacation.

“Please accept Distinguished Senate President, the assurances of my highest considerations.”

Buhari had proceeded on medical vacation to the UK on Jan. 19 and wrote to the Senate that he would take 10 days as part of his annual leave.

He said that the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, would act on his behalf as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The president later wrote asking for an extension of the vacation to enable him to undergo more medical tests.

The president returned on Friday, March 10 and has since received briefing from the vice-president.