Acting President Yemi Osinbajo's ability to coordinate the affairs of the country in the absence of his principal has gotten a boost. 

The US and the UK believe the VP would take off from where the President stopped when he jetted out of the country to the UK for further medical attention.

The spokesman for the US Embassy in Nigeria, Russell Brooks, said US President Donald Trump’s administration believes in Buhari and Osinbajo team.

Brooks said, “We are very much in favour of President (Muhammadu) Buhari’s campaign against corruption. We also believe that Acting President (Yemi) Osinbajo is strongly committed to this agenda and will continue to pursue it while President Buhari is out of the country.”

Speaking in a similar vein, the spokesman for the UK High Commission in Nigeria, Joseph Abuku, stated that while the British Government could not comment on whether any crisis resulting from Buhari’s protracted ill-health would lead Nigeria into political instability, he said the UK had confidence in the President and his deputy.

“The Vice President is acting President in President (Muhammadu) Buhari’s absence. The United Kingdom has full confidence in both he (Osinbajo) and President Buhari. Questions on President Buhari’s health should be directed to his office,” Abuku said.

Concerning Buhari’s return to the UK to continue his medical treatment, Brooks stated that the US looks forward to the President’s return to the country.

“Again, we wish President Buhari good health and a speedy return to his homeland,” he said.