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Osinbajo Confirms Buhari’s ‘Readiness For Work’

Osinbajo Confirms Buhari’s ‘Readiness For Work’

By Danlami Nmodu

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has confirmed  that President Muhammadu Buhari’s “readiness for work” is not in doubt. He stated this just as  he confirmed   his  return  to the position  of  Vice President of Nigeria  during his interaction with journalists after meeting with Buhari for over an hour Monday.

According to Osinbajo, “We are basically trying to bring the President to speed on some of what has been done while he was away and he has given a few directives on what we should be doing in so many different areas; the Northeast, the budget, the economy, quite a range of issues. We just had a meeting for over an hour and his readiness for work isn’t in doubt at all.”

Speaking on his position now, he said: “I’m back to my regular position as Vice President.”

Eyebrows are however likely to be asked because, according to reports, upon arrival at the Villa last Friday, Buhari had said Osinbajo should continue with his good work while he will still rest.
The President has however transmitted a letter to the National Assembly announcing his return.

Read  the transcript of Osinbajo’s interaction with journalists after his meeting with Buhari Monday as released by the Vice President’s Spokesman,Laolu Akande.

COMMENTS MADE BY VICE PRESIDENT YEMI OSINBAJO, SAN, AFTER MEETING WITH PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI THIS MORNING AND WAS ACCOSTED BY STATE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS WITH QUESTIONS

Q: Can you confirm if the president is fully ready for work?

VP: He is doing very well, he is in his office and we just had a meeting, a very long meeting.

We are basically trying to bring the President to speed on some of what has been done while he was away and he has given a few directives on what we should be doing in so many different areas; the Northeast, the budget, the economy, quite a range of issues. We just had a meeting for over an hour and his readiness for work isn’t in doubt at all.

Q: Are you now back to your position as Vice President?

VP: I’m back to my regular position as Vice President.

Q: Was the president satisfied with your performance as Acting President?

VP: I think the President was reasonably satisfied with the way I acted. I think so. I think one thing that we must recognize is the way this administration works, it has always been that of team work.

There is very little that is done without the President’s clearance and endorsement, so generally speaking, even with some responsibilities that are mine constitutionally, we always have full discussions and agreements on them, and in some cases there is delegation. But by and large, I practically discussed practically everything fully with him while he was away and I had his endorsements before we were able to go on and do what we did…

 

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