Just in: Buhari returns to Nigeria weekend – Presidency

Just in: Buhari returns to Nigeria weekend – Presidency

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 9:19 am


Buhari departing for London

President Muhammadu Buhari will return to Nigeria this weekend, Femi Adesina, the spokesperson of the president confirmed on Arise Television breakfast programme on Wednesday morning.

Adesina said the President was on ’10 working days vacation’ in London which, he noted translated to two weeks.

While answering questions from the anchor of the programme, Reuben Abati, Adesina said he has been in touch with the President.

The Presidency had yesterday debunked specualtions that the President has extended his vacation in London.

The presidency via its verified Twitter handle, @NGRPresident, noted that a story published by Tribune Online, on February 5, 2017 “is currently being mischievously circulated on social media platforms, to create the impression that it’s related to the President’s current vacation.”

It warned the public to “kindly take note of the date, 2017.

“The President has NOT extended his ongoing 10-Working-Days vacation,” the Presidency said.

Buhari left the country for vacation on August 3.

Adesina, had annonced that in compliance with Section 145 (1) of the 1999 Constitution, President Buhari had already transmitted a letter to the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives to that effect.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has been acting as the president in the absence of Buhari.

 


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