By Festus Fifen.
President Muhammadu Buhari today resumed duties after his vacation.
His special adviser on media and publicity Femi Adesina in a statement said, In compliance with Section 145 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), the President has formally transmitted letters to the Senate and the House of Representatives, intimating the National Assembly “that I have resumed my functions as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with effect from Monday, March 13, 2017, after my vacation.”
In a related development, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that the President is ready to take over his official duty as the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria after returning from hie medical vacation last week Friday.
Prof. Yemi Osinbajo who stated this while responding to questions from State House Correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in his office said he had just briefed the President about happenings while he was away.
” We just had a very long meeting we are basically trying to bring the President up to speed as to some of the things we have done while he was away. And he has given a few directives on what we should be doing on so many areas, the North East, Budget, the Economy, a wide range of issues.”
When asked if the President was ready for work, he responded on the affirmative, “He held a meeting with me for over an hour where we discussed a wide range of issues so his readiness for work is not in doubt at all. In fact he has over ready”
The Professor of Law also hinted that he has officially handed over to the President and has resumed his regular position as as the Vice President.
On whether the President was satisfied with his handling of the country during the period he acted, the Vice President said he thinks the president was reasonably satisfied.
The Vice President while reacting to speculations that the president would result to delegating powers because of his health status, said that this administration is know for team work.
” I think the president as you know has always given me several responsibilities. I think what we must recognise is that the way this administration work is that it has always been team work. Very little is done without the president’s clearance. So, generally speaking so even with responsibilities that are my constitutional responsibilities, we have full discussions on them, we have full agreements on all of those issues. It is necessarily delegation, yes in some cases delegation but by and large practically everything I discuss fully with him and have his endorsement before we are able to go on and do anything at all.”