Buhari Resumes Duty As President, Notifies National Assembly

Buhari Resumes Duty As President, Notifies National Assembly

By Ima Matthew | Sub Editor on March 13, 2017
Nigeria Chibok Punch President Muhammadu Buhari addresses the nation on March 10, 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari addresses the nation on March 10, 2017 after returning from 50-day sick leave in London | State House Photo

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed a letter informing the National Assembly of his resumption of duty, Femi Adesina, the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, said on Monday, March 13, 2017.

Adesina, who made this known in a statement, said the transmission of the letter was in compliance with Section 145 of the 1999 Constitution.

He said that the president had formally transmitted the letter on his resumption to the Senate and the House of Representatives.

“I have resumed my functions as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with effect from Monday, March 13, 2017, after my vacation,’’ Adesina quoted part of the letter as saying.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the President Buhari returned to the country on Friday after a successful medical vacation in London.

Uncertainty on Return Date To London

Nigerians have learnt that there is no set date for President Muhammadu Buhari’s return to London for further medical treatment as disclosed by the president on his return on Friday, March 10, 2017.

In an interview on Arise News Network on Sunday, Garba Shehu, one of the president’s spokespersons, revealed that that Buhari had not given formal notice that he will need to go back to London for further medical treatment.

According to the presidential spokesperson, the actual date “remains uncertain” and the decision would be determined solely by the president and his doctors.

Garba noted that the president had given notice that he will need to go back, which he described as is normal.

The presidential aide said since Buhari’s return, everyone at the said presidential villa felt a sense of relief.

He said the return of the president is a vindication of the position by the presidency that Buhari had not died like some people had said.


  1. Summarily translated; the non-existing Nation now has an enslaved or errand president in acting Capacity and a Hale, Hearty and Chatty president in resting capacity who as well has now assumed official duty.

    Basically meaning that the non-existing nation now has a non-existing president as nobody is now in charge anymore period,

    Ever getting more interesting!!!!!!!!!

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