Almost four months after leaving office, President Muhammadu Buhari and his vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, are yet to redesignate their titles on their respective social media handles.
Buhari and Osinbajo left office on May 29, 2023 handing over power to Bola Tinubu and Kashim Shettima as president and vice president, respectively.
Buhari on X formerly known as Twitter has over 4.6 million followers on the microblogging site.
“This is the official account of Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria (2015-2023),” a description on the page shows.
Information shows that the former president joined X in December 2014 and has a pinned picture of his certificate of return as president in the 2019 general elections.
“The hard work to deliver a better Nigeria continues, building on the foundations of peace, rule of law and opportunities for all. We have no other motive than to serve Nigeria with our hearts and might, and build a nation which we and generations to come can be proud of” is the message accompanying the certificate of return which was posted on February 27, 2019.
Also on Facebook, Buhari with more than 1.2 million followers and following 7 still has as designation, “Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria (2015 – 2023).”
His latest post was on August 2, a statement by his former media aide, Garuba Shehu on “Ex-President Buhari Explains Absence at APC Caucus And NEC Meetings.”
Similarly, Osinbajo with over 4.2 million followers with him following only 49 others describes him as “Husband. Dad. Grand-dad. Citizen. Vice-President of Nigeria (2015 – 2023).”
Like Buhari on Facebook, Osinbajo’s verified Facebook page bears, “His Excellency Prof. Yemi Osinbajo SAN, GCON, Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
The former vice president has 874 plus followers and following only 3.
While Buhari has returned to home in Daura, Osinbajo remains on the global stage and has been busy with development engagements.
He was recently this September in Nairobi, Kenya for the Africa Climate Summit and before that was head of the 12-person observer team of the Commonwealth in Sierra Leone in June.