Exclusive: By Adenike Lucas
President Muhammadu Buhari will embark on a 10-day vacation in the United Kingdom, from today.
In a tweeter message via his verified account, he said: “I am travelling to UK today on a short leave; part of my annual vacation.”
An APC chieftain in the United Kingdom, Ade Omole said the group was looking “forward to receiving” the president.
The president will be away until the 6th of February. While he is away, the Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo will be in charge.
Nigeria’s Commander in Chief has not been on holiday since June 2016. It was while he was away that his vice, Professor Osinbajo, had requested that Ibrahim Mustafa Magu’s name be submitted to the Senate for confirmation despite not being cleared by the security outfit.
On Thursday, 15, December, 2016, the Senate went on to reject Mr Magu’s nomination as chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC following an intelligence report it received from the Department of State Security, DSS.
The DSS report which listed several malpractices against the EFCC boss, Mr Magu, failed him on an integrity test and said he was unfit to head the anti-graft commission.