By Aaron Ossai
President Muhammadu Buhari is to proceed on a 10-day vacation beginning from Monday January 23
The vacation is expected to last till Monday February 6, 2017.
Buhari disclosed this in a letter, read by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki on the floor of the Senate.
The letter read that the 10-day period formed part of his annual vacation for 2017.
According to the letter, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is to act as President during the period, which Buhari would be away.
However, a terse statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina said, President Buhari will depart for London on Thursday January 19 on a two working days before his leave is due to commence, adding that while in London, President Buhari will undergo routine medical checkup.
The letter read as follows: “President Muhammadu Buhari leaves for the United Kingdom today on a short leave, which is part of his annual vacation. He is expected to resume work on February 6, 2017.”
“During the vacation, the President will also undergo routine medical check-ups.”
“In line with Section 145 (1) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), the President of the Senate, and Speaker, House of Representatives, have been duly communicated.”
“While away, the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, will perform the functions of the Office of the President.”