Use Of Presidential Jet, An Abuse Of Power – Nigerians Attack Buhari
Nigerians are venting their anger over the surface of a Picture belonging to one of the daughters of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The photo which showed Buhari’s daughter flying a Presidential jet to a private ceremony in Bauchi has sparked a debate on social media.
The Daily Nigerian reports that Rilwannu Adamu, the Emir of Bauchi invited Haman Buhari to Durbar on Thursday.
Hanan who graduated from a University in the United Kingdom was received by the state officials who waited at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa International Airport.
The President’s daughter, a degree holder in Photography was expected to take a few shots at the event and other attraction places for documentation.
However, Nigerians reacted on Twitter because Hanan used the President’s jet which they believe she is not entitled to, particularly as it relates to a private event.
The angered Nigerians described the usage of Private Jet as an abuse of power.
“Hanan Buhari’s use of a Presidential aircraft for a private engagement is a public example of how Buhari has pocketed all Govt institutions for the exclusive use of he and his families,” Demola Olarewaju said.
“Buhari’s own use of that same aircraft for private engagements is a fuzzy area but can be couches under his being President.
“His daughter using it is a gross abuse of office, an insult to the poor masses of Nigeria and a waste of taxpayer funds, oil revenue and borrowed monies.”
Olusegun Victor, another commenter, said the action could be termed an act of corruption.
“It’s a sad thing that and the highest level of corruption that Hanan Buhari should turn presidency jet to Uber,” Victor said.
“This jet that poor masses tax is used to fuel. This issue needs to be looked into, it’s corruption on the side of @MBuhari.”
Usman Austin said: “So Hanan Buhari is now cruising with our Presidential flight. Though we were told in 2016 that there was a plan to sell them in order to reduce cost, now his daughter, despite the fact that he’s regarded as the “Man of Integrity” is using one of them.”
Buhari and Entire Family Entitled To Private Jet – Presidency
In a swift response, the Presidential spokesman, Mr Garba Shehu says the President and his family are entitled to use the Presidential jet.
Garba argued that the visit was authorised by the Presidency before the National Security Adviser (NSA) was informed to release the jet.
He said told Punch “It’s true that a member of the First Family was flown to Bauchi yesterday on a mission duly authorised,”
“It wasn’t an impromptu or improper trip because it followed normal procedure. The Presidency informed the National Security Adviser of the mission who in turn informed the Commander of the Presidential Air Fleet.
“The normal practice in existence for a long time is that the Presidential Air fleet is available to the President and the first family and four others.
“These four are the Vice President, the Senate President the Speaker and any other person(s) authorised by the President.”