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President Buhari notifies National Assembly on resumption of duties




President Muhammadu Buhari, in accordance with constitutional provision, has written the National Assembly, notifying the legislature of his return to office, after arriving from medical vacation in London.

The president had returned to the country on Saturday, August 19, 2017, and in a letter dated August 21, 2017, he told the Senate as well as the House of Representatives, that he was resuming office.

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According to Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, the letter stated in part: “In compliance with Section 145 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), I write to intimate that I have resumed my functions as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with effect from Monday, 21st August, 2017, after my medical follow-up in the United Kingdom.”

Recall that President Buhari had left for London on May 7, 2017, and handed power over to the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, who performed as the Acting President.

Source: Naija News

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