While Buhari runs Nigeria from UK, a minister was acting president in S/Africa while Ramaphosa was away
London, Nov. 6, 2019 (AltAfrica)-South Africa has exposed the poverty of leadership in Nigeria by swearing in Minister of basic education, Angie Motshekga acting president while President Cyril Ramaphosa travelled to Japan to support the Springboks at the Rugby World Cup final against England
This is because Ramaphosa’s deputy, David Mabuza, was in China, chairing talks between the two governments.
Motshekga’s acting positioN lasted only three days from Friday until Sunday.
In a statement on Thursday, presidency spokesperson Khusela Diko said Ramaphosa would leave for Yokohama, to lead the nation’s support for the Springboks.
Few days after this happened in South Africa, the Chief of Staff to Nigerian President, Malam Abba Kyari, traveled thousands of kilometers from Nigeria to London with tax payers money to present a bill to Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari for assent while the vice president, Yemi Osinbajo was at home
President Buhari had jetted out of the country on October 28 in the first leg of the trip to Saudi Arabia, while the second leg as a private visit to London, started on November 2. He will be away from Nigeria till November 17.
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PRESIDENT BUHARI SIGNS AMENDED DEEP OFFSHORE ACT
1. President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in London signed the amended Deep Offshore Act.
According to the President, “Today is an important day for all Nigerians – but particularly the young generation. pic.twitter.com/DXNJhcmZPx
Buhari signed the bill on Monday in London, stating that the amended Bill will generate at least $500m additional revenue for the Nigerian government
But the Presidency, in a swift response, said the President could perform his duties from any part of the world. It added that it was the duty of the National Assembly to say if the President had transmitted power to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo
Buhari signing the Deep Offshore (amendment) Bill in London, raised questions on whether Osinbajo could not have signed the new law back home in Nigeria and save the country money, time and international embarrassment