President Buhari to work from home after return from lengthy London stay


Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will work from home for an unspecified duration after returning from London where he went to seek medical attention, though this will be because of renovation works currently taking place in his office.

BBC reports presidential spokesperson Malam Garba Shehu to have confirmed this.

President Buhari returned to Nigeria on Saturday after spending more than 100 days in the UK where he had sought treatment for an unspecified illness.

This was his second medical leave in the UK this year, having spent about two months in London earlier.

Upon his return, Buhari called upon Nigerians to remain united, saying he would renew his fight against problems such as the fight against Islamist militants group Boko Haram, a secessionist uprising in the east and clashes between nomadic herdsmen and farmers.

“Nigeria’s unity is settled and not negotiable,” he said. “We shall not allow irresponsible elements to start trouble, and when things get bad they run away and saddle others with the responsibility of bringing back order, if necessary with their blood,” Buhari said.

Earlier this month, critics had begun piling pressure on the president to resign for being away from duty for so long, but such calls are not backed up with any provisions in the constitution.

While Buhari was away, vice president Temi Osinbajo was left in charge.

Osinbajo visited the president in the UK last month, where he is reported to have given him an account of affairs in Nigeria while he was away.