President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, March 13, wrote a letter to National assembly officially notifying the legislature of his return to the country.
See a copy of the president's letter sent to the Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara:
However the president in his letter did not mention what his ailment is and why he was absent from work for long.
The document was delivered to Dogara about noon by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives), Suleiman Abdurhaman-Kawu.
Speaking shortly after the letter was handed over to him Dogara promised to read the letter to his colleagues in plenary on Tuesday, March 14, since the communication was meant for them.
He said: “Tomorrow (Tuesday) I will read this to my colleagues on the floor of the House and thereafter make comments from there.”
“However, permit me to thank you for working hard to ensure that there is harmonious working relationship between the Executive and the National Assembly.”
“In your own case, I can say it was an appointment that we can truly say amounted to putting a round peg in a round hole or a square peg in a square hole.”
“So, no wonder we have seen to some extent some form of understanding between the National Assembly and the Presidency.”
“We promise that we will cooperate more than we fight. Like I said before, we will always fight and that has been the practice in all climes and ours cannot be an exception but we will cooperate more in the interest of our people rather than fight.”
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, March 13, resumed in his office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, after 53 days of medical leave in the United kingdom.
The president resumed a few minutes after 10 am immediately the car of his Aide-de-Camp Lawal Abubkar was seen parked at its official designated location at the forecourt by the Council Chamber, the Nation reports.
The vice president later on provided briefing to Buhari who returned to the country on Friday, March 10.
While the president was away, Osinbajo duly served as acting president and received commendation for the way he has stepped well into the position.