At resumption yesterday, Buhari met with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo during which the north east debacle, 2017 budget, and the economy, among others, were deliberated upon by the two leaders.
In a brief encounter with State House correspondents after the closed-door meeting with Buhari, Osinbajo said they discussed a wide range of issues for over one hour.
Osinbajo, who was acting president when Buhari was in vacation, said the meeting was specifically to brief the president on a number of issues and how he handled the ship of state while he (Buhari) was away.
“We just had a very long meeting, we are basically trying to bring the president up to speed as to some of the things we have done while he was away. And he has given a few directives on what we should be doing in many areas, the north east, budget, the economy, a wide range of issues.”
Osinbajo, who said Buhari expressed satisfaction with how he piloted the affairs of state during his absence, debunked insinuations that the president was still weighed down and needed more time to rest.
“He is very well, his readiness for work is not in doubt at all. In fact, he is over-ready. He held a meeting with me for over an hour where we discussed a wide range of issues,” he said.
On whether he has formally handed over the reins of power in view of the president’s earlier indication to do a “follow-up” on his health status within some weeks, Osinbajo said: “Oh yes! I’m back to my regular position as vice president. I think the president, as you know, has always given me several responsibilities.
“What we must recognise is that the way this administration works is that it has always been a team work. Very little is done without the president’s clearance. So, generally speaking, even responsibilities that are mine constitutionally, we have full discussions on them. We have full agreements on all of those issues.
Culled from The Guardian