President Muhammadu Buhari will today, Thursday head to the United Kingdom on a 13 days (working days) leave as part of his annual vacation, the Presidency said in a statement.
President Buhari has written the National Assembly, notifying the legislature of his 10-day leave and temporary transfer of power to Vice-president Yemi Osinbajo.
Metrobusinessnews.com gathered that already Vice President Osinbajo has cut short his trip to Davos where he is currently attending the World Economic Forum. Osinbajo was scheduled to return to the countrytomorrow according to the statement released by his media aide to announce his departure to Davos.
Already the President is ready to takeoff and should Osinbajo hold his return till Friday there may be a vacancy as both will be out of the country the same time.
Curiously, a letter read of the floor of the senate during plenary said the President wrote the Senate seeking a ten day leave between 23rd January and February 6th 2017. Following that letter Osinbajo is supposed to act from January 23rd.
It is the third time Buhari will be transferring power to Osinbajo to act as president, since the two leaders were inaugurated in May 2015.
The first time was in February 2016 when the President embarked on a five-day vacation; and the second time was in June 2016 when Buhari went on a trip to the United Kingdom for medical treatment of what the Presidency called ear infection.
A formal notice to both chambers of the National Assembly to appraise the lawmakers of intention to go on leave and handover power temporarily to the vice-president is in compliance with Section 145 (1) of the Nigerian Constitution.