President Buhari Returns Home But Osinbajo Remains Acting President

Nigeria’s President Buhari has returned to Nigeria after a two-month leave to Britain.

President Buhari arrived at a military air force base in Kaduna on Friday morning. He later proceeded to the capital, Abuja where he had meetings with Vice President Osinbajo and other top military personnel.

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President Buhari left Nigeria for the UK on January 19 initially for 10 days but a day to his return, the presidency wrote a letter to the senate stating the President will remain in the UK on doctor’s recommendation.

While Buhari was away, vice President Osinbajo won the heart of Nigerians over his handling of national matters in a way that is dissimilar to President Buhari. While Buhari seemed aloof to the problems faced by Nigerians, VP Osinbajo seemed active and transparent. He visited the NigerDelta, chaired cabinet meetings, and concluded an economic reform which will go a long way in securing a World Bank loan.

However, President Buhari may soon return to the UK for treatment once more, as  Vice president Yemi Osinbajo remains the Acting President of Nigeria.

“The best way for me to repay you is to rededicate myself to serving you, protecting your interest and keeping your trust. I thank you very much.

“I am feeling much better now. There may, however, need for further follow up within some weeks,’’ he stated.

The President said this during his first cabinet meeting in the First Lady’s conference room at the Presidential villa in Abuja. He expressed his gratitude to Nigerians for their well wishes and prayers adding that he “couldn’t recall being so sick since I was a young man, including in the military with its ups and downs.”

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He further commended Professor Yemi Osinbajo for his good job as the Acting President, stating that he would continue to do so.

“I deliberately came back towards the weekend so that the vice-president will continue and I will continue to rest. Thank you very much.”