Senate confirms receiving Buhari’s letter to extend vacation

Senate confirms receiving Buhari’s letter to extend vacation

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 5:29 pm

Senate Chambers


The Senate on Tuesday confirmed the receipt of President Muhammadu Buhari’s letter to extend his 10-day vacation in UK.

Sen. Aliyu Sabi, spokesperson of the senate, made this known to newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday.

Sabi said that the letter did not specify when the president would return to the country.

“You will recall that we received a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari before suspending plenary to attend to the budget.

“In the letter dated Jan.18, he informed the senate that he was proceeding on a 10-day vacation and for medical checkup.

“He also stated very clearly that in his absence, the Vice President will be in charge of the affairs of the country.

“We are also in receipt of a second letter informing us that he is extending his vacation because in the course of the routine checkup, his doctors recommended more checkups,“ he said.

Sabi said further that he was not privy to when the letter was transmitted to the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki.

He said that he was briefed about the letter shortly before the media briefing.

The spokesman said that the senate would deliberate on the letter upon resumption on Feb. 21.

Sabi urged Nigerians to exercise patience with the present government as it was making efforts to provide succour to them.

He also assured Nigerians that the senate was not relenting in helping the executive to boost the nation’s economy. (NAN)

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