- Vice President Osinbajo met with President Buhari on Monday, April 19
- Osinbajo was at the president's office to brief him after representing him at some events in the past weeks
- President Buhari had spent about two weeks in the UK tending to his health while Osinbajo handled some governance issues on his behalf
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, April 19, received briefings from Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the State House in Abuja.
Recall that President Buhari was away for about two weeks in the United Kingdom for a medical check-up. He returned to Nigeria on Thursday, April 15.
While the president was away, Osinbajo represented him on a number of events and issues, including presiding over the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meetings.
Laolu Akande, the VP's spokesman said in a tweet that his principal also represented President Buhari at a virtual Africa Regional Commonwealth Leaders Round Table presided over by Prince Charles on Thursday, April 15.
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This was disclosed by the Presidency through a video shared on Twitter showing the moment both leaders met at the State House.
“Arrival of the recently sworn-in President of Niger Republic, Mohamed Bazoum, at the State House. He’s welcomed by President @MBuhari,” the video was captioned.
In other news, President Buhari has revealed what procedures he took before appointing the new acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Usman Alkali Baba.
President Buhari disclosed that IGP Baba has been a part of the system all along before his latest elevation to become the police boss, adding that the new appointee went through all the necessary series of training.
The president noted that a committee was formed by the ministry of police affairs that submitted a list of names from which Baba was chosen. The new acting IGP was decorated with his new title by VP Osinbajo while President Buhari was in the UK.