The Vice President of Nigeria Prof. Yemi Osinbajo will oversee the nation’s affairs for two weeks while the President Muhammadu Buhari is away on a medical trip to London.
The President disclosed this earlier in Abuja on Sunday while briefing journalists at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport shortly before the presidential plane, Air Force 1, took off from the Presidential Wing.
Buhari said he is not running the administration alone as other key officials including the vice president, the chief of staff, the secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), and others are carried along.
“Well, I cannot claim to be doing the work alone. The government is fully represented; the vice president is there; constitutionally when I’m away, he’s in charge,” President Buhari said.
This action of the president has come under criticism, notably from the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The PDP accused him of a banaking Nigerians amid the high petrol scarcity and industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Insecurity amongst others.