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President Buhari Back In Office

President Buhari in his office on Monday
File: President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has resumed duties on Tuesday, holding separate meetings with the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami, as well as the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Cooperation, NNPC, Maikanti Baru.

The President has been out of sight for some time now, heightening speculations about the state of his health.

Addressing State House correspondents after the meeting, AGF Malami, a member of the Presidential panel probing the suspended Secretary to the government of the federation, Babachir Lawal, said the panel’s final report will be presented on Wednesday.

He however would not comment on whether the details of the report would be made public.

The committee is also investigating the suspended Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, NIA, Ayodele Oke, over the huge sums of money discovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in Ikoyi, Lagos.

Oke has claimed that the money belongs to the NIA as it was part of funds approved for the agency by former President Goodluck Jonathan for some “covert operations.”

Similarly, Baru, the NNPC GMD, after his briefing with President Buhari said the President appeared delighted at the reported stability in the country’s oil and gas sector.

He said that their discussions had centred on the activities of the NNPC and its subsidiaries.

“I briefed Mr President on the state of the NNPC and its subsidiaries and also nationally to get him briefed on the situation of fuel supply, crude oil productions, gas production and by extension, ability to supply gas to the power sector,” Baru said.

“We had an extensive briefing as you could see; I passed here over two hours ago. I spent quite some time with him to discuss these national issues.

“He was happy with the state of the corporation and told us to continue with the efforts that we are making and if we need any executive attention we should not hesitate to come back to him.”

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