Are Documents signed by President Buhari after Transferring Power to the Vice President Valid? - Nigerian Law Today
It is reported that Nigerian President Buhari approved N640 billion worth of NNPC oil trading and swaps contracts while on medical vacation in London. Recall that before proceeding on vacation, the President had effectively transferred responsibility of running the government to the Vice President. The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation had said the President approved at least two separate oil contracts on July 10 and July 31 2017. Though the President has not confirmed this but if this is true, what then is the legality of those contracts approved by the President while on medical vacation?