The Presidency said on Tuesday President Muhammadu Buhari would rule the country from the United Kingdom where is expected to undergo a medical check-up.
The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu, who stated this when he featured in a Channels Television programme, Politics Today, added that the President does not need to transmit power to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo because he would be in the UK for only 14 days.
He said the law only requires the President to transmit power to his deputy if he is spending more than 21 days outside the country.
The presidential aide insisted that President Buhari has not contravened the laws of the land by not transmitting power to Osinbajo while away from the country for a few days.
Shehu said: “He (Buhari) will continue from wherever he is.
“The requirement of the law is that if the President is going to be absent in the country for 21 days and more, then that transmission is warranted. In this particular instance, it is not warranted.
“We pray that no emergency will arise that will make him spend more than 21 days in the UK.”
President Buhari left the country for London on Tuesday for what the Presidency described as a “routine medical check-up.”
He is expected to return to the country next month.
The Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Kaduna has executed projects worth hundreds of millions of naira aim at combating COVID-19 and mental illness.
Projects executed are in two categories COVID 19 and other projects executed via internally generated revenue and Government assisted. COVID 19 projects include provision of Personal Protective Equipment to all service rendering staff, construction of Modular Laboratory, provision of ten bedded intensive care units with four dialysis machines along with 10 ventilators.
Other projects under COVID 19 are provision of 2 new ambulances, construction of isolation centre with Intensive Care Unit.
Speaking after inspection of projects, the Medical Director Professor Jika Yusuf who commended the Governing Board under the Leadership of Ambassador Babagana Ajimi expressed satisfaction on the level of work done and observation of COVID-19 protocols in the Hospitals. He revealed that projects executed will be judiciously utilized to tackle COVID -19 in the state and beyond.
Other projects executed through internally Generated revenue and also sponsored by Federal Government include Administrative block, New Drug ward, New Emergency blocks, 2blocks of classroom, and offices.
Drug Ward Rehabilitation ward is an abandoned project of 2006 by previous administrations and the Medical Director was able to complete it in record time of 6months. Internally generated revenue was used to renovates all dilapidated suck away toilets, bedsheets, beds, mattresses, broken windows, Hospital fence