Within the 50 days Buhari spent in London, the media has been flooded with stories of the President, amid rumors of his death.
When President Muhammdu Buhari departed the country in January 19, 2017 for medical vacation in United Kingdom, he handed over power to his vice, Prof, Yemi Osinbajo.
Buhari’s absence gave birth to a new Nigeria under the supervision of Acting President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo whose performances were obvious to the blind and widely commended.
Speaking at the First Lady’s Wing of the Presidential Villa in Abuja when the President arrived the country on Friday morning, Osinbajo publicly admitted that his time as acting president was interesting and at the same time, challenging.
Below are some visible progress in Buhari’s absence:
The Naira began to appreciate against the Dollar in the absence of Buhari. As at the time of filing this report, naira appreciated to N455 per dollar in the parallel market as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) injected another $195 million into the foreifn exchange market.
Niger Delta crisis:
In Buhari’s absence, the lingering Niger Delta pipeline crisis has subdued. The Acting President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has been touring different states of the country including the riotous Niger Delta community.
Osinbajo’s visit to Niger Delta, among other State was widely commended.
The war against anti-corruption championed by President Muhammadu Buhari remained strong as the Economic and Financial Crmies Commission (EFCC) recovered more treasures allegedly stolen by prominent Nigerian personalty.
A typical one was that of the former Group Managing Director of the state oil firm, NNPC, Mr Andrew Yakubu who alleged stole and kept the sum of $9,772,000 and £74,000 and kept it in a huge fire proof safe.