On Monday President Muhammadu Buhari wrote to the two Chambers of the National Assembly informing the Federal lawmakers of his resumption to office after spending 104 outside the country
Mr. Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, declares this in a statement given to the journalists on Monday.
Adesina disclosed that the announcement was in line with constitutional provision that involves Buhari to inforn the lawmakers of his return.
“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,” he quoted Buhari as stating in the letter dated August 21.
In the mean time, Buhari who arrived to the country on Saturday to a wild euphoria from his supporters will still be working from his home, and not his office, for now.
A source from the Presidency who spoke to State House correspondents on condition of anonymity ascribed the development to ongoing renovation in the President’s office.
The source did not disclose how long the renovation will last.
Adesina afterwards inform reporters that the letter to the National Assembly was dispatched at few minutes after 11am.
“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 copy has been sent to the Speaker, House of Representatives, so the President has resumed,” he said.
The presidential spokesman said,the resumption meant a lot to Nigerians, “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 Nigerians reaction to the President’s broadcast 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.
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