BREAKING: I Am Back, Buhari Tells National Assemby
After returning from a medical vacation where he spent 103 days, President Muhammad Buhari has officially notified Nigeria’s parliament that he is back to work as required by law.
According to Nigerian Presidency’s official twitter handle, the president on Monday signed a letter officially notifying the national assembly of his return.
Buhari had upon his departure on May 7, handed over power to his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo who acted as President in his absence.
Buhari returned to the country on 19 August.
In his letter dated August 21, 2017, he told the Senate as well as the House of Representatives, that he was resuming office.
The letter stated in part: “In compliance with Section 145 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), I write to intimate that I have resumed my functions as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with effect from Monday, 21st August 2017, after my medical follow-up in the United Kingdom.”
Meanwhile, earlier in a national broadcast on Monday, the president said he was pleased to be back in the country after his medical vacation in London.
He does have many reasons to be pleased, considering many Nigerians had given up on him coming back alive.
During the nationwide broadcast in Abuja, Buhari said: “I am very grateful to God and to all Nigerians for their prayers.
“I am pleased to be back on home soil among my brothers and sisters.”