Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari – who returned to Nigeria on Friday after seven weeks of medical leave in London – is due to return to to work today, according to a BBC report.
Mr Buhari’s assistant Bashir Ahmad tweeted that the president would send a letter to the National Assembly to “formally notify the legislature of his return to the country”.
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) March 13, 2017
Mr. Ahmad’s tweet was later confirmed by that of Femi Adesina, Buhari’s Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, stating in a tweet that the president has signed a letter informing the National Assembly of his return to the country.
PMB has signed a letter informing the N'Assembly of his resumption of duty from today. He receives briefing from the VP in a short while.
— Femi Adesina (@FemAdesina) March 13, 2017
Critics have questioned whether Mr Buhari is well enough to hold office and his public appearances are set to be scrutinised for any signs of physical weakness.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo was left in charge while he was away and the BBC’s Martin Patience in Lagos says Mr Osinbajo showed an energy as acting leader that was strikingly different to President Buhari’s own style.