President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to proceed on a ten day leave between Monday, January 23 to Monday, February 6 2017.
This is contained in a letter written to the Senate seekingThe Senate president, Bukola Saraki, where Buhari said the vacation would be a working leave.
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According to the letter, vice president Yemi Osinbajo is to act as president in the absence of Buhari.
The transmission of the letter to the Senate was in compliance with Section 145 (1) of the Nigerian Constitution.
This would be the third time President Buhari would embark on leave since assuming power in 20105.
Recall that the first time President Buhari took a break from his official duties was February 5 to 10, 2016.
The second time was in June 2016 when Buhari went on a trip to the United Kingdom for medical treatment.