LAGOS, Nigeria – President Buhari’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu has reacted to the controversy that trailed the use of the Presidential Private Jet by one of the Nigerian leader’s daughters Hanan Buhari.
Firing back at critics, Garba Shehu stated that the presidential jet can be used by President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife and children.
He also insisted that its use by Hanan Buhari who was invited to the Durbar by Rilwanu Adamu, Emir of Bauchi on Thursday January 9, was authorized by the Presidency.
“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.”