President Buhari Embarks On 5-Day Leave


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President Muhammadu Buhari has embarked on a five-day vacation beginning from today, February 5, to February 10, 2016.

This was disclosed in a Friday statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.

According to the statement, during the time President Buhari is on vacation, the duties of the president will be performed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

In compliance with Section 145(1) of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution, the President has dispatched a notice leader to Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara.

The statement read: “President Muhammadu Buhari has begun a short vacation from today, February 5 to February 10, 2016.

“While President Buhari is on vacation, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo will perform the functions of the President.

“In compliance with Section 145 (1) of the Nigerian Constitution, President Buhari has dispatched a formal notice of his vacation to the Senate President and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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