President Muhammadu Buhari is to begin a 10 working days holiday from August 3, the president’ Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, disclosed on Wednesday.
He said “In compliance with Section 145 (1) of the 1999 Constitution, a letter has been transmitted to the President of the Senate, and the Speaker, House of Representatives to that effect.
“While the President is on vacation, the Vice President will be in acting capacity as President.”
Adesina said the President would be in London for the holiday.
NAN reports that on on Jan. 19, 2017 Buhari Nigeria for the UK on a short leave, which is part of his annual vacation. He is expected to resume work on Feb. 6, 2017.
NAN reports the first time President Buhari took a break from his official duties was Feb. 5 to Feb. 10, 2016.
The second time was in June 2016 when Buhari went on a trip to the UK for medical treatment.
In line with Section 145 (1) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), the President of the Senate, and Speaker, House of Representatives, were duly communicate, while away, the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, will perform the functions of the Office of the President. (NAN)