- President Muhammadu Buhari will be resuming office this Monday, March 13
- Buhari's resumption follows a 51-day medical vacation that got Nigerians worried
- There are speculations that the president might need more time to rest, but those rumors have been dismissed
Following his 51-day medical vacation in the United Kingdom, President Muhammadu Buhari is set to resume work tomorrow, March 13.
According to The Guardian, a source in the presidency has dismissed the rumour of the president’s incapacitation on account of his declaration that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will continue to function for more weeks, saying President Buhari was as fit as a fiddle
President Buhari on his return to the Presidential Villa on Friday morning said in remarks to members of the Federal Executive Council and military chiefs, at the First Lady’s Conference Room at the Presidential Villa that “I am feeling much better now. There may however be need for further follow up within some weeks. I deliberately came back towards the weekend, so that the Vice President will continue and I will continue to rest".
That understanding was later reversed towards evening of Friday, March 10, when Presidential sources hinted the President will resume tomorrow. That generated reactions, with some Nigerians expressing doubt whether the president has fully recovered to commence rigorous state duties.
Special Adviser to the President on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, in a tweet on his handle at noon last Friday, said the President would transmit a letter to the National Assembly to make his return to work formal, and constitutional.
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Meanwhile, Buhari has appealed to Nigerians not to bother visiting the villa to welcome him. He said, “rather than sending delegations to Abuja to welcome me, may I appeal to our people to continue to pray for the country’s unity, progress and prosperity.”