- President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in the United Kingdom on official trip
- He had on Tuesday written to the Senate, seeking its approval on the appointment of political nominees
- But sources said that the president did not write the Senate about his trip to UK
President Muhammadu Buhari did not write to the National Assembly on his trip to the United Kingdom, Daily Trust reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that at the plenary session on Tuesday, April 10, the Senate president Bukola Saraki read four letters from the president, excluding the one on his trip to UK.
Buhari had previously written to the National Assembly in line with section 145(1) of the 1999 Constitution.
The president departed the country on Monday, April 9, for UK and is expected to be there till April 20.
According to Daily Trust, a source close to the leadership of the Senate confirmed to that the president has not written any letter to the National Assembly notifying it on his trip.
“The four letters from the president were read on the floor. I don’t think he has transmitted any letter on his trip,” he said, pleading not to be named.
But another source said there was no need for the president to write to the assembly on the visit.
“He didn’t go on vacation. If you read through the statement issued by his media aide, it showed that he is going there on official assignments. So, there is no need for any letter,” he said.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that the presidency said it has uncovered plans by those it described as “Nigerian looters” to disrupt the ongoing official visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to London.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), sources in the presidency told State House correspondents on Tuesday, April 10, that the alleged looters and corrupt elements had rented motley crowd of professional demonstrators to protest against President Buhari on his arrival to London.
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