Nigerians have reacted over the Buhari’s Chief of staff take over President Muhammadu Buhari government following the recent signing of the amended Deep Offshore Act.
Buhari signed the bill on Monday in London, stating that the amended Bill will generate at least $500m additional revenue for the Nigerian government
The Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, on Monday took a bill to President Muhammadu Buhari, who is in London on a private visit, for signing.
The bill amended the Deep Offshore (and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contract) Act.
The President on Twitter described the signing as a landmark moment for Nigeria.
In a photo which was posted on social media, Kyari, who was wearing a suit, was seen presenting the bill to the President who was sitting down.
Deep Offshore (and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contract) Act was recently passed into law by the National Assembly.
President Buhari in his tweet appreciated the lawmakers for their cooperation in making the ‘long overdue’ amendment possible.
He added that during his 2020 Budget Presentation Speech before the National Assembly in October he had earlier highlighted the need to urgently review the fiscal terms for deep offshore oil fields, to reflect current realities and to ensure increased government revenues.
Buhari, will be in London for the next two weeks, failed to transfer power to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo as he had done several times in the past.
This implies that all memos, bills and other documents requiring the President’s signature must be taken to London for signing.
See how Nigerians are reacting as Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, takes bill to London for Buhari to sign.
@Aisha Yesufu “Is Muhammadu Buhari back in Nigeria? Did he cancel his private visit to London? Is he in London with his Chief of Staff while on private visit? Who’s paying? Did the CoS fly to meet him in London to get the bill assented? Why the heck do we have a Vice President?
@Gimbakakanda “You can no longer convince me that there’s no deliberate ploy to relegate and undermine @ProfOsinbajo ahead of 2023. This function in a foreign country could’ve been performed by the Vice President, as done in the past, if power had been handed over to him. This is bad optics.”
@_Muffasa “Osibanjo that has been relegated since, he himself knows it, but shame won’t let him resign from the comedy .”
@Ojogiwaso “Does the SGF has constitutional right to do the function? Does the President has constitutional rights to sign a bill while outside the shore of the country? Does the President has constitutional rights not to transcend power to his Vice while he will not exceed certain days 1.“
@Bardenkurmi “President Buhari has for the second time this year failed to empower the VP as acting President, knowing he will be away for 3 weeks. Abba Kyari now run a courier service between Abuja and London instead.”
@Iamswaga01 “Osinbande is already getting sidelined in that government.”
@Gabrielchima3 “Buhari signing an offshore bill in an offshore location, that’s perfect.”
@Mansur_ahmed “Abba Kyari took the bill to UK for him to sign, while VP academic is doing nothing here in Nigeria.”
@Amasyn99 “Assenting from UK vacation very absurd to my thinking. Buhari should learn how to transmit responsibility. This doesn’t make any sense.”
@Paulakioyamen “Is he not suppose to be on vacation? His Vice President Osinbajo is just as capable to assent to this bill. This is a picture that surpasseth all wisdom. Na wa oh.”
@Karovoni “In the past, Buhari would handover to Osinbajo, but now, his CoS is taking documents to him abroad to sign.”
@Tobymaribe1 “It’s unfortunate you as a young person posted this story. You should question why our government is run this way. Did Kyari travel with out tax payers money to London for a task that will take the Vice President two seconds to do?
@Iamswaga01 “From the UK? They took the document to him, when he can easily have handed over to Osinbande to do such job for him here. Nigeria is really on autopilot.”
@superior1, No due process, no rule of law….. how else do you define a banana republic
@ArmaniUmaru, A President who is in London on PRIVATE VISIT is signing Bill… So someone had to fly to London to take the Bill to him instead of having OSINBAJO as Acting President to sign abi? Wetin concern me sef
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@canadaorbust, This is illegality. Osinbajo is VP and should be acting president.
“When the President travelled to London on a working leave on August 3, 2018 and returned on the 18th, spending a total of 16 days, he handed over to Osinbajo.
It was while Osinbajo was acting President during the same period that he sacked Lawal Daura, a member of the cabal.
Since that Daura’s sacking over a year ago, the President has not transferred power to Osinbajo again.“