President Buhari begins short vacation

Ben Adam Shemang

President Muhammadu Buhari has begun a short vacation from today, February 5 to February 10, 2016.

While President Buhari is on vacation, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo will perform the functions of the President.

This was in a brief statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina. .

“In compliance with Section 145 (1) of the Nigerian Constitution, President Buhari has dispatched a formal notice of his vacation to the Senate President and the Speaker of the House of Representatives”, the statement says.

The President left Nigeria for Strasbourg, France ,where he addressed the European Parliament and promised Nigerian military’s observance of human rights as the soldiers fight boko haram terrorists, and called for common immigration laws to ease the movement of people.

President Buhari is currently in London where he participated in the appeal fund launch for the construction of Syria.

During the event, the Nigerian leader called on the international community to assist all nations affected by wars and the nations hosting refugees and Internally Displaced persons due to conflicts.