Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Monday met President Muhammadu Buhari to give a full briefing on his stewardship since the president handed over the reins of office to him on May 7.

Osinbajo, who led other top officials to welcome the president on arrival from London on Saturday from a sick leave, met behind closed doors with Buhari in his office for about two hours.

The Nigerian leader also met behind closed doors with some government officials and presidential aides as he formally resumed duties in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

A Xinhua reporter at the Presidential Villa said the Nigerian leader is expected to receive more visitors including some service chiefs and cabinet ministers who are expected to brief him on developments in their ministries, departments and agencies.

Earlier, Buhari had transmitted a letter of resumption to the National Assembly, intimating the lawmakers of his return from medical vacation in London.

Suleman Kawu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, House of Representatives, said the President, in compliance with section 145 of the 1999 constitution as amended, had fulfilled the constitutional responsibility by writing to intimate the House of his resumption, with effect from Monday, Aug. 21, 2017.

According to him, even though the National Assembly is on recess, there is a robust administrative machinery in place that would ensure that the President’s letter is properly attended to.

Similarly, President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, also acknowledged receipt of President Buhari’s resumption letter to the National Assembly.

The letter will be read in plenary when the National Assembly resumes from its recess on Sept. 19.

President Buhari had written to the National Assembly informing it of his medical trip to London, which he commenced on May 7.

He had transmitted power to the Vice President Osinbajo to act in his absence.

He returned to Nigeria on Aug. 19. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh