President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday has handed over the country affairs to his vice president, Yemi Osinbajo.
The president disclosed this shortly before he departed Abuja for a routine medical check-up in London, the United Kingdom.
Recall that the president had initially planned to embark on the trip from Nairobi, Kenya after attending the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) at 50 in that country.
Femi Adesina, his media aide had on March 1, said from Kenya, the president would proceed to London for “routine medical checks that will last for a maximum of two weeks.”
However, President Buhari made a u-turn and returned to Abuja on Friday.
According to Adesina’s statement, Buhari is due to return to Abuja in two weeks.
Addressing Journalists before his departure at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, Buhari said he has handed over to the vice president, Yemi Osinbajo
The President said his absence would not affect state functions as he was aware of every development taking place in his absence.
Asked about how the country would function in his absence, he said: “Well, I cannot claim to be doing the work alone. The government is fully represented. The Vice President is there. Constitutionally, when I’m away, he’s in charge. Then, we have the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and then the Chief of Staff, so, there’s no problem.”
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