President Of Nigeria Cannot Lead Nigeria From Outside Nigeria

President Of Nigeria Cannot Lead Nigeria From Outside Nigeria

President Of Nigeria Cannot Lead Nigeria From Outside Nigeria While On Vacation Or Any Personal Trip.

DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 321) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

The office of the President of Nigeria and the conducts of its occupant are strictly guided by the constitution of Nigeria among other laws. It is illegal for a President of Nigeria to lead and play presidential roles while on vacation or non-official duties outside Nigeria. It is so because once a President is about to leave Nigeria for vacation, rest, personal, private, family reasons or non-official engagements, such President MUST send a WRITTEN declaration to the Senate President and the Speaker of the House of Representatives communicating same. At that point, the Vice-President MUST take over and perform the functions of the President as an Acting President.
This is what the law expects of a law abiding President, but where a President fails to do so within 21 days, then the National Assembly MUST by a simple majority mandate the Vice President to perform presidential duties as Acting President.


Sections 145 and 319 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999.


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