President Buhari Resumes Work, VP Osinbajo Briefs Him



BuhariPresident Muhammadu Buhari, today, Monday the 13th of March, 2017 resumed office at the Aso Rock, Presidential Villa, after over 50 days medical leave in London. The Special Adviser to President Buhari on media and publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, confirmed the news.


He said President Buhari arrived his office at exactly 11;am. He also said that President Buhari is currently being briefed by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo. Adesina also said that President Buhari has signed the letter informing the N’Assembly of his resumption of duty from today. Both Femi Adesina and Garba Shehu, Buhari’s media aides, arrived the President’s office this morning at around 10;55am while the Chief of Staff to the President, Alhaji Abba Kyari, went to the president’s office at 10.55am.


President Buhari returned to Nigeria last Friday, after recuperating abroad. Buhari arrived at exactly 7.41am at the Air Force Base Mando in Kaduna State and was received by the Kaduna State Deputy Governor Bala Bantex, GOC 1 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Adeniyi Oyebade, the Air Officer Commanding, Training Command of the Nigerian Air Force, Air Vice Marshall Christopher Okoye, the Commissioner of police and other dignitaries. He was immediately taken to Abuja with a chopper after alighting from the Presidential Jet.


Recall that the last time President Buhari worked in his office before his medical leave abroad was January 16th. He departed Nigeria for London on January 19th. Buhari had written the National Assembly while before leaving Nigeria for London, informing it that Osinbajo would act as president in his absence. The president later wrote the National Assembly again for an extension of the leave to enable him undergo more medical tests based on the advice of his doctors.


After  his return, the President had in an address thanked Nigerians for their constant prayers for his good health and revealed that he might go back to London in the next few weeks for routine medical check-up. “All I will need is to do further follow ups within some weeks. “I thank you very much and may God bless our country,’’ he said.