President Buhari Begins Leave April 9


While Nigeria is knee deep in ‘challenges that we elected you to fix’ (according to Obasanjo), the fixer needs time to chill.

President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Nigeria for London on Monday, April 9 to commence his annual leave.

The President plans to make the journey early enough to enable him rest adequately before participating in the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, CHOGM 2018.

The meeting would take place at the Buckingham Palace, St James’s Palace, and Windsor Castle. It is slated for April 16th-20th, 2018.

Sources in the Presidency say the President will undergo routine medical checkup during the vacation. He is expected to notify the National Assembly of his intention to proceed on leave.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is expected to act in his stead.

According to Section 145 (1) of the Nigerian constitution, whenever the President transmits a letter to the National Assembly, notifying them that he is proceeding on vacation or that he is unable to discharge the functions of his office, the Vice President will serve as Acting President until the President transmits another letter informing lawmakers of his return to duty.

Recall that President Buhari had, in 2017, spent 154 days in London undergoing medical treatment for a strange ailment.


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