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Buhari to work from home, sends letter to NASS

by ELIZABETH ARCHIBONG, Abuja

August 21, 2017 | 12:54 pm
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President Muhammadu Buhari has resumed official duties this morning but will be working from home, Presidency officials disclosed on Monday.

A Presidency official who asked not to named told journalists at the Aso Rock who were waiting for the President to arrive this morning that his office was undergoing renovations and he would be working from the home office.
Confirming the President’s resumption, Presidential Spokesman Adesina said he already signed the letter to be transmitted to the National Assembly at about 11am this morning. He also said the broadcast made by the President early this morning is one of many steps he will be taking in days and weeks ahead.
Adesina speaking to state house Correspondents said, “Yes, some few minutes past 11, the President signed the letter notifying the National Assembly of his resumption. A copy has been sent to the Senate President and a cope has been sent to the Speaker, House of Representatives, so the President has resumed.”
On what his resumption will do to Nigerians, the presidential spokesman said, it means the president they voted into office, who has been serving them and who was indisposed for some time and who came back on Saturday, is ready to continue with the work he has been doing.”
On reactions trailing the President’s broadcast stating that his message was not explicit enough, Adesina said, “that broadcast was just one step of many steps that are going to be taken in the days and weeks and months ahead so you can’t expect that everything will be said in one day.”
President Buhari is resuming work after spending 104 days in London where he received medical treatment for an undisclosed ailment. Buhari who left for London on May 7, 2017, and handed the reins of government to the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, who functioned as the Acting President.
A statement signed and released by the Presidential Spokesman in Abuja said in line with constitutional provision, President Buhari has written the National Assembly, notifying the legislature of his return to office, after returning from medical vacation in London”.

President had returned to the country on Saturday, August 19, 2017, and in a letter dated August 21, 2017, he told the Senate as well as the House of Representatives, that he was resuming office.

According to the statement 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.”

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by ELIZABETH ARCHIBONG, Abuja

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