A top Presidency source told State House correspondents that the President was working from home because his office was being renovated.
At about 1:35pm, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Legislative Matters (House of Representatives), Mr Kawo Sumela, emerged from the President’s residence with two letters meant for the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives notifying the National Assembly of his return to office.
The letter reads in part: “In compliance with Section 145 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), I write to intimate that I have resumed my functions as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with effect from Monday, 21st August, 2017, after my medical follow-up in the United Kingdom.”
The President had returned to the country on Saturday, August 19, 2017. He left for London on May 7, 2017, and handed the reins of government to the Vice President who functioned as the Acting President.