President Muhammadu Buhari has resumed duties after a 49-day vacation in the UK.
Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.
“In compliance with section 145 of the 1999 constitution (as amended), the president has formally transmitted letters to the senate and the house of representatives, intimating the national assembly ‘that I have resumed my functions as the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with effect from Monday, March 13, 2017, after my vacation,’” read Adesina’s statement.
Last Friday, Nigerians across the country celebrated the president’s safe return to the country.
While he was out of the country, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo acted in his stead.
At a brief ceremony at the presidential villa, Buhari disclosed that he had been very sick, and that he might return to the UK for more medical checks “within some weeks”.