Buhari resumes office, writes National Assembly

Buhari resumes office, writes National Assembly
August 21 15:00 2017

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday transmitted a letter to the National Assembly, notifying the lawmakers of his resumption of office.

The is in line with Section 145 of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.

The President had returned to the country on Saturday after his 104-day medical sojourn in London.

In the letter,  he told the Senate as well as the House of Representatives, that he was resuming office immediately.

The letter according to Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, read 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.”

President Buhari had left for London on May 7, for follow-up medicals and written to the lawmakers to recognize Professor Yemi Osinbajo as Acting President.