Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday speaking at the First Lady’s Wing of the Presidential Villa in Abuja at a 30-minute reception shortly after Buhari arrived from his medical vacation in London, admitted that his time as acting president was challenging.
Osinbajo, who acted as president from January 19 and March 9, thanked Buhari for the confidence he had in him to commit the reins of the country to his hands.
Osinbajo said; “Mr President, again on behalf of the Federal Executive Council, we welcome you back home. We are very grateful to God that you are back home hale and hearty. Mr President, I must say that personally, this has been a very interesting few days for me.
“First, I must say that I want to thank you very much for the confidence reposed in me by handing over the reins of government to me in the capacity of acting president.
“I think more important is that you demonstrated the belief in our system which is even more important than anything else.
“The constitution, which we all swore to, is important because it outlines the code of conduct. I want to say not only am I, but I am sure the entire nation is grateful to you.
“For me, I must say that it has been an interesting period going around the nation maybe because the roads are bad. I must say I had a very interesting and challenging time; but above all, the president gave us the good support.”