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Nigerian president sets for Medical Vacation

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

He wrote that in his absence, the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo will act on his behalf as President for the 10 days that he would be away.

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 by Saraki, President Buhari said he will be away from Monday 23rd January to Monday 6th February.

The letter read, “In compliance with Section 145 (1) of the 1999 constitution as amended, I wish to inform the Distinguished Senate that I will be away n a short medical vacation from Monday January, 23 to February 6th, 2017 and 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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