Buhari writes NASS to resume office

President Muhammadu Buhari.

In line with the provision of the 1999 Constitution, President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, transmitted a letter conveying his return from medical vacation in London to the National Assembly, notifying the lawmakers of his resumption of office.
The development was disclosed in a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja.
“President Buhari had returned to the country on August 19, and in a letter dated August 21, 2017, he told the Senate as well as the House of Representatives, that he was resuming office,’’ Adesina said in the statement.
Part of the letter read: “In compliance with Section 145 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), I write to intimate you that I have resumed my functions as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with effect from Monday, 21st August, 2017, after my medical follow-up in the United Kingdom.”
Buhari in the early hour of Monday, addressed the nation, during which he warned against inflammatory statements and emphasised that the unity of Nigeria was settled and not negotiable.
The President also urged security agencies to redouble their efforts toward combating terrorism and crime, which he said should be fought and destroyed to ensure peaceful coexistence and safety of Nigerians.