Buhari returns to work on Monday
President Muhammadu Buhari is set to return to work on Monday, his media aide said on Friday.
“PMB will Monday transmit letter to National Assembly on his return to the country,” said Femi Adesina, special adviser to Buhari on media and publicity. “That makes his return to work formal, and constitutional.”
Buhari returned to Nigeria on Friday after medical leave but said he will leave his deputy in charge for the time being and not immediately resume power.
He said Vice President Yemi Osinbajo “will continue” in the role of acting president “and I will continue to rest”. No timeline was given for how long Osinbajo would be in charge.
But his digital communication aide, Tolu Ogunlesi, said the media took the president’s words out of context.
“PMB joked that he deliberately came back on a Friday so @ProfOsinbajo can continue working and he (PMB) can have a few more days to rest,” Ogunlesi tweeted on Friday.