VP. Osinbajo Takes #IStandWithNigeria Message to Buhari, Talks His Return
Nigeria’s acting president, Prof Yemi Osinbajo SAN on Monday afternoon spoke with ailing President Yemi Osinbajo on phone from the United Kingdom where he is presently receiving treatment.
The acting president in a video released by the presidency digital media office said he spoke with President Buhari on phone and conveyed the message of Monday’s nationwide #IStandWithNigeria protests on the state of the economy to the president.
“The president is hale and hearty. I spoke to him just this afternooon and we had a fairly long conversation. He was interested in the budget process and how far we had gone,” Osinbajo said.
The acting president stated that he and the president also discussed his (Osinbajo’s) meeting with private sector stakeholders who were at the Presidential Villa in Abuja to discuss efforts to improve the economy.
When asked about the president’s return to the country, Osinbajo referred to Buhari’s letter to the National Assembly in which the President requested an extension of his leave in order to take some medical tests.
“Once the test results are seen, he will receive medical advice. We should expect him very soon,” Osinbajo said.
You can watch the video of the acting president speaking with newsmen below.
— Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) February 6, 2017
The acting president had also earlier in the day assured protesters that the complaints made about the state of the economy were duly noted and would be acted upon.’
To those who are on the streets protesting the economic situation & those who are not, but feel the pain of economic hardship, we hear you.
— Prof Yemi Osinbajo (@ProfOsinbajo) February 6, 2017
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