Tuesday, 7 June 2016
Buhari writes Nigerian Senate over medical vacation, hands over to VP Osinbajo
President Muhammadu Buhari’s letter informing the Senate about his medical vacation in the United Kingdom was Tuesday read on the floor of the Senate.
The letter entitled “Medical vacation” read by the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, was dated June 6th June, 2016.
President Buhari said in the letter addressed to the Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, “In compliance with Section 145 (1) of the 1999 Constitution as amended, I wish to inform the Distinguished Senate that I will be away on a short medical vacation from 6th-16th of June 2016, and while I am away, the Vice President will perform the functions of my office.
“Please accept, as always assurances of my highest esteemed consideration.”
The President travelled to the United Kingdom on Monday to rest as well as seek medical attention to an ear weakness.