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Why Acting President Osinbajo performed well while I was away – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa after he arrived Nigeria yesterday

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said that the reason why Vice President Yemi Osinbajo who was the Acting President for 50days while he was away was because of his youthfulness and his intellectual capacity.

Buhari stated this while receiving some political leaders at the Presidential Villa shortly after he arrived from London, United Kingdom.

“Youth and intellect is squarely behind him,” Buhari said

“Continue to do the work, Nigeria will continue whether we are here or not.” He added.

Mr. President noted that he has aged and that unlike intellectual Osinbajo, he only have a military background.

“Age and purely military experience is behind me,” he said.

President Buhari had travelled to London on January 19 but could not return as planned due to his health condition. His doctors recommended that he stayed back for more medical tests and rest.

While Buhari was away, his deputy had performed well in his capacity as the Acting President. He swore in a new Chief Justice of Nigeria, signed seven bills into law, and visited most oil producing communities in the Niger Delta amongst other national assignments.

President Muhammadu Buhari with VP Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa after he arrived Nigeria yesterday

President Muhammadu Buhari with VP Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa after he arrived Nigeria yesterday

Buhari encouraged and advised that education be taken very seriously, adding that more must be done on education.

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“And my single most important advice is for you to take education of everybody under you very seriously.”

“We must do more on education.”

In his response, Vice President Osinbajo noted that his time as Acting President was interesting and yet challenging.

“I must say that it has been an interesting period going around the nation maybe in borrowed robes,” the acting president said.” I must say I had a very interesting and challenging time but above all, the president gave us the good support.”

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