Garba Shehu Defends Usage of Presidential Jet by Buhari’s Daughter
There was uproar in the social media over the usage of the presidential jet by Hanan Buhari, daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari, with many accusing the president of abuse of privilege
But Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant the President on Media and Publicity has defended the usage of the jet by Hanan, saying the presidential jet can be used by President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife and children.
Hanan traveled in the presidential jet on Thursday to attend a Durbar by Rilwanu Adamu, Emir of Bauchi.
The president’s daughter, a first-class graduate of photography from a UK university was expected to document the event and other tourist attractions in the state.
Defending Hanan, Shehu said the presidency authorised the visit and informed the office of the national security adviser (NSA) to release the jet.
According Shehu, he said it was true that a member of the First Family was flown to Bauchi on a mission duly authorised, saying, “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.”
He added, “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.”
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