President Muhammadu Buhari has written a letter to the Senate seeking
a ten day leave between Monday, January 23 to Monday, February 6 2017.
The Senate president, Bukola Saraki, on Thursday, January 19, read a
letter from the president during the plenary session where Buhari said
the vacation would be a working leave.
According to the letter, vice president Yemi Osinbajo is to act as
president in the absence of Buhari.
The transmission of the letter to the Senate was ‎in compliance with
Section 145 (1) of the Nigerian Constitution.
This would be the third time President Buhari would embark on leave
since assuming power in 20105.
Recall that the first time President Buhari took a break‎ from his
official duties was February 5 to 10, 2016.
The second time was in June 2016 when Buhari went on a trip to the
United Kingdom for medical treatment.