President Muhammadu Buhari says Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is now in charge of the country.
The president said this shortly before he departed Abuja for a routine medical check-up in London, the United Kingdom The president had initially planned to embark on the trip from Nairobi, Kenya after attending the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) at 50 in that country.
His spokesman, Femi Adesina, had on March 1, said from Kenya, the president would proceed to London for ”routine medical checks that will last for a maximum of two weeks.” However, the president returned to Abuja on Friday around 1.p.m, fueling speculations.
But Malam Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, told Daily Trust that the trip had been moved to Sunday.
According to Adesina’s statement, Buhari is due to return to Abuja in two weeks Fielding questions from reporters before his departure at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, President Buhari said Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was in charge constitutionally when he was out of the country.
The President said his absence would not affect state function as he was aware of every development taking place in his absence.