‘I deliberately came back on Friday so Osinbajo can continue ruling,’ President says


President Muhammadu Buhari says he deliberately came back towards the weekend so Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo could continue governing the country while he rests.

Buhari returned to Nigeria on Friday, March 9, after spending 49 days in London on a medical vacation.

The president was originally meant to be away for 10 days, but he wrote the Senate on February 5 to extend the vacation indefinitely.

“I deliberately came back towards the weekend so that the vice-president will continue and I will continue to rest,” he said.

“Youth and intelligence is clearly behind him, age and purely military experience is purely behind me,” Buhari said.

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Buhari also said that he can’t remember ever being this sick since he was a young man.

“I couldn’t recall ever being so sick since I was a real young man including the military goings ups and downs,” he said.

Buhari handed over to Osinbajo before leaving Nigeria on January 19 and the latter has been praised for doing a fine job during the president’s absence.