From May 29, the president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, will drop ‘General’ as his title, while his deputy seeks to be described with his academic title of professor.
Briefing journalists in Lagos on Sunday, the head of the Directorate of Media and Publicity of Buhari’s campaign organisation, Garba Shehu, said Buhari would simply be addressed as Muhammadu Buhari, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Shehu said Buhari would not like to be addressed as Mr, Alhaji or Mallam either but simply as Muhammadu Buhari.
“From May 29, 2015, the president-elect and vice-president-elect are to be respectively known and addressed as Muhammadu Buhari, President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Federal Republic of Nigeria and Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
Buhari may have followed the foot steps of former President Olusegun Obasanjo who upon his assumption of office in 1999 as a democratically-elected president, jettisioned the prefix of ‘General’ for Chief.
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