President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter, Mrs. Zahra Buhari-Indimi has lauded her father’s love for Nigeria saying his sincerity and passion for Nigeria and her people could not be described.
The 23-year-old Zahra, who is the president’s fifth daughter made the statement on Monday on her Instagram page with a photo of her father walking towards his office to resume work after a 50-day medical vacation in the United Kingdom. She wrote:
“The love Daddy has for Nigeria and her people, I can’t describe…I can never explain the depth and the passion he speaks with about our dear country.”
On Monday, President Muhammadu Buhari formally resumed work in his office after 49 days of medical sojourn in London, United Kingdom.
The first task the President carried out as he resumed in his office on Monday was to append his signature to a letter he sent to the National Assembly, informing the lawmakers that he had resumed work after his medical vacation.
He signed the letter in the presence of a few of his aides who arrived at the office with him from his official residence.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, later issued a statement announcing the transmission of the letter.
Adesina said the Presidential communication to the National Assembly was in compliance with Section 145 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended). The letters were addressed to the Senate and the House of Representatives.
According to Adesina, in the letter, Buhari said:
“I have resumed my functions as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with effect from Monday, March 13, 2017, after my vacation.”
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, who was in acting capacity, also met with the President in his office for over an hour, ostensibly to update him on developments while he was away.
On returning from Buhari’s office, Osinbajo told State House correspondents that he had handed over to the President and had reverted to his role as the Vice-President. He said the President was ‘over-ready’ for the job ahead of him.
Vice-President Osinbajo disclosed that at the meeting, President Buhari already gave a few directives on what should be done in so many areas: the North-East, budget, the economy, and a wide range of issues.
When asked if the President was impressed with the way he(Osinbajo) handled the country while he was away, The VP said: “I think the President was reasonably satisfied.”
On insinuations that there will be a lot of duty delegation from the President because of his health, Osinbajo replied;
“I think the President, as you know, has always given me several responsibilities. I think what we must recognise is that the way this administration works is that it has always been team work; very little is done without the President’s clearance.
“So, generally speaking, even with responsibilities that are my constitutional responsibilities, we have full discussions on them. We have full agreements on all of those issues. It is not necessarily delegation (of duties). Yes, in some cases, delegation (of duties) but by and large, practically I discuss fully with him and have his endorsement before we are able to go on and do anything at all.”