The Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari has today written to the Nigerian senate on his intention to go for a 10-day medical vacation. The medical vacation would see him relinquish the reins of power to the Vice President, Pst. Yemi Osibanjo as is constitutional. According to the letter which was read at plenary on Thursday by Saraki, President Buhari said he will be away from Monday 23rd January to Monday 6th February.
Nigerians also remember that the president last year, wrote Senate to go on vacation on a short medical vacation from 6th-16th of June, 2016. As said earlier, the Vice President would be in-charge of the day-to-day presidential functions pending his return.
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The letter which conveyed the intention for the vacation reads “In compliance with Section 145 (1) of the 1999 constitution as amended, I wish to inform the Distinguished Senate that I will be away n a short medical vacation from Monday January, 23 to February 6th, 2017 and while I am away, the Vice President (Osinbajo) will perform the functions of my office. Please, accept, as always assurances of my highest esteemed consideration.”