Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari will be proceeding on a 10 day leave soon.
According to a letter read out by senate president, Bukola Saraki on Thursday morning at a plenary session, the president will be embarking on a 10 day annual leave vacation. Vice president, Yemi Osinbajo will be acting president during Buhari’s leave.
The submission of the letter to the Senate was in compliance with Section 145 (1) of the Nigerian Constitution.The president’s leave coincidentally falls within a period where the country is actively involved in settling the crisis going on in the Gambia.
Below is an official statement from the presidency;
President Muhammadu Buhari leaves for the United Kingdom today on a short leave, which is part of his annual vacation. He is expected to resume work on February 6, 2017.
During the vacation, the President will also undergo routine medical check-ups.
In line with Section 145 (1) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), the President of the Senate, and Speaker, House of Representatives, have been duly communicated.
While away, the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, will perform the functions of the Office of the President.