President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo, is in charge of the country as he traveled to London for a routine check-up.
Buhari stated this in Abuja on Sunday as he prepared to board the plane to London where he is expected to meet with his doctors.
Asked if government duties would not be stalled by his absence, the president replied, “Well, I cannot say I am doing the work alone. The government is fully represented. The vice president is present.
“When I am absent, he is in charge, according to the Constitution. Also, we have the secretary of government and the chief of staff, so there is no problem,” Punch reported.
At the time of publishing this report, Pulse cannot confirm whether Buhari has sent a letter to the National Assembly handing over power to Osinbajo while he is out of the country.
Pulse had earlier reported that Buhari left Abuja for a routine medical checkup in London.
The president had originally planned to make the trip from Nairobi, Kenya, after attending the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) meeting in that country.