President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday finally resumed duty in his office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja after close to 50 days of delegation of authority to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
This is even as he has formally sent a letter to the leaderships of the two chambers of the National Assembly to the effect.
It is understood that the President, who returned to the country on Friday after spending 50 days in the United Kingdom to attend to his health, in London, entered his office at around 11.15 a.m.
Confirming this while fielding questions from State House correspondents in Abuja on Monday, Malam Garba Shehu, the president’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, said that the president would later hold meeting with Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, had earlier confirmed that the President will resume his official duties today.
On Friday, he had tweeted that “PMB will Monday transmit letter to N’Assembly on his return to the country. That makes his return to work formal, and constitutional.”
The news certainly has dismissed speculations and media reports that Buhari had asked Osinbajo to continue as acting president.
The president had written the National Assembly informing it that Osinbajo would act as president in his absence, while he embarked on a 10-day medical vacation on January 19.
The president later wrote the National Assembly for an extension of the leave to enable him undergo more medical tests based on the advice of his doctors.
President Buhari returned to Nigeria on Friday through Kaduna Airport after more than six-weeks in the United Kingdom.