Buhari to proceed on ten days medical vacation

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Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has written the Senate on his intention to go on ten days medical vacation.

In a letter addressed to the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, President Buhari said he was writing in line with Section 145 (1) of the 1999 constitution as amended.

According to the letter which was read at plenary on Tuesday by Saraki, President Buhari said he will be away from Monday 23rd January to Monday 6th February.

“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 Monday January, 23 to February 6th, 2017.

“While I am away, the Vice President (Osinbajo) will perform the functions of my office.

“Please, accept, as always assurances of my highest esteemed consideration.”

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