Nigeria Has Gone Beyond ‘Mungo Park Era ‘Where A President Can Only Function from His Base – Adams Oshiomhole

  • The President is on duty and wherever he is he is presiding.
  • Says the signing has made a statement.

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole has maintained that President Muhammadu Buhari can govern Nigeria from any part of the world.

Oshiomhole stated this in reaction to those who were criticising Buhari for signing the Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contract, PSC Amendment Bill into law in London.

Oshiomhole stated this in Abuja when he led members of the APC National Working Committee, NWC on a visit to the President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan and other Principal Officers of the APC in the Upper Chamber.

The APC National Chairman insisted that Nigeria has gone beyond what he termed “Mungo Park era” where a President is expected to only function from his base.

‘Buhari has made a statement’

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“I was also excited to see Mr. President sign into law that Act in London. Again, a couple of implication on this. That like you the President recognized that if you can manage it as quickly as you did and come out with such fundamental amendment that has such enormous impact on our national revenue, he as President also has to do the needful.

“I think by signing into law at the Nigerian House in London, it shows that the wherever the President is, he is Presiding over Nigeria and with the benefit of modern technology we have passed the Mungo Park era.”

He further stated that the signing of the act in London has made several statements.

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“Namely, that where ever national interest is involved, the President is on duty and wherever he is he is presiding. I also salute his assenting to the Bill as fast as he did and even at the Nigerian House in London.”

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