Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo steps in to be Acting President as 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.
The President said “I’m traveling to the UK today on a short leave, part of my annual vacation. I’ll be back at work on February 6.”
“I have formally notified the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, in line with the Constitution. Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo will act as President while I’m away.”
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.