The Oasis Reporters
August 22, 2017
Nature indeed, allows no vacuum. The presidency has proven this.
While President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria was on medical vacation in London, the Vice president acted as president.
But that was not all.
As Vice President Yemi Osinbajo stayed put in his office to do the work of the President, rats quietly moved into the president’s office to do what they know how to do best.
Ravage the office with their teeth and their urine.
Now the president can no longer work there, until millions are once again spent renovating it.
All these ravaging news was revealed by the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mallam Shehu Garba, has disclosed that the President will work from home.
Since his return on Saturday, President Buhari has been working from his official residence with his handlers explaining that the development was as a result of ongoing “renovations” in the President’s office.
Speaking in an interview with THISDAY, Shehu explained that: “following the three months period of disuse, rodents have caused a lot of damage to the furniture and the air conditioning units”.
Stressing that it was impossible for his principal to operate from the office in that condition, the presidential spokesman assured that this would not affect the effectiveness of Buhari’s work since the residence has an annex to the office.
He however stated that the maintenance company in charge of the work has been asked to speed up its pace of work.
Nigerians note that the last time president Buhari went on medical vacation before this one earlier this year, he neither worked from the office nor did he attend any Federal Executive Council meetings.
No one can say for certain if the Nigerian president wants to watch his administration from the shadows, issuing instructions while the Vice president does the work for him.
Without specific information available, Nigerians would only need to watch and analyze happenings then reach conclusions on their own.