President Muhammadu Buhari transmitted a letter to the National Assembly on Monday morning indicating his resumption of work after medical vacation.
“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,” the President wrote, according to a statement by Femi Adesina, his spokesman.
President Buhari left for London on May 7, 2017, and handed the reins of government to the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, who functioned as the Acting President. he returned to the country on 19 August, after 103 days in the United Kingdom treating himself.
His long absence triggered protests at home and calls for his resignation. It would be Mr. Buhari’s first day in office
On Monday morning, the President in his first broadcast to the nation, thanked Nigerians for prayers but quickly moved to address attempts by some groups to break up the country.
He said Nigeria’s unity was settled and not negotiable, and vowed to defend Africa’s most populous country against all external and internal threats.
The Indigeneous People of Biafra had recently formed an armed force to break away, but Mr. Buhari indicated that a break up will not happen under his watch.
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