I’ve Handed Over to President Buhari – Osinbajo Declares.

As Muhammadu Buhari gets back to work after returning from London where he had been receiving treatment, Osinbajo has handed over again to his principal.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday, said he had formally handed over back to President Muhammadu Buhari, Sun News reports.

He also said his meeting with President Buhari, which lasted well over an hour, centered around the economy, budget, North East, among other national issues.

Osinbajo, who was cornered by State House correspondents when he emerged from the President’s office, said he briefed the President Buhari on developments in the polity while he (Buhari) was away.

Osinbajo had held fort for his boss as the Acting President while the President was on medical vacation in London. He returned after 50 days.

Osinbajo said the President was pleased with his performance while he was acting in his absence.

The Vice President, when asked how the President was doing, sai:-

“He is very well. We just had a very long meeting where I was basically trying to bring the President up to speed as to some of the things we have done while he was away‎.

And he has given a few directives on what we should be doing on so many areas, the North East, budget, the economy, a wide range of issues”.

Asked if the President was ready for work, Osinbajo replied, “He held a meeting with me for over an hour where we discussed a wide range of issues so his readiness for work is not in doubt at all. In fact, he is over- ready”.

Asked if he has officially handed over he replied, “Oh yes! I’m back to my regular position as Vice President”.

On if Buhari was impressed with the way he handled the country while he (Buhari) was away, Osinbajo said, “I think the President was reasonable satisfied”.

On whether Nigerians would see lot of delegation of duty because of the President’s health, the vice president said, “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. Yes, in some cases, delegation but by and large practically everything I discuss fully with him and have his endorsement before we are able to go on and do anything at all.”

President Buhari transmitted his letter of resumption to the National Assembly, on Monday morning.

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