President Muhammadu Buhari who just returned from a 10-working day vacation in London has written a letter to the Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, informing them of his resumption of duties as President and Commander-in- Chief of the Armed Forces.
According to the Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, the transmission of the letter to the two arms of the legislature, the Senate and the House of Representatives, followed the completion of Buhari’s 10-day working leave.
In the letter titled “RESUMPTION OF OFFICE” personally signed by him, on Saturday, President Buhari said: “In compliance with Section 145 of the 1999 constitution (as amended), I write to intimate the Senate (House of Representatives) that I have resumed my functions as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with effect from today, Saturday 18th August, 2018,after my vacation.
“Please accept, Distinguished Senate President, (Hon.Speaker, House of Representatives) the assurances of my highest consideration.”
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that he would not spare anyone found guilty of any corrupt practice or sabotaging the nation’s economy.
The President gave the assurance when he spoke to a correspondent of the NTA on arrival from London on Saturday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, after his 10 working day vacation.
Buhari, who was reacting to happenings during his absence, including the cases of defections by politicians, said the incidents were part of the beauty of democracy.
He, however, advised all eligible Nigerians to obtain their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to enable them elect public officers of their choose.