Following the social media outrage over the trip on Presidential jet by President Muhammadu Buhari’s youngest daughter Hanan Buhari to Bauchi, the President’s spokesman Alhaji Garba Shehu reacted.
Garba said the Presidential Air fleet is available to the President and the first family, claiming Hanan received approval from her father who in turn informed the National Security Adviser.
The president’s spokesman claimed, “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.”
This has generated controversies as Nigerians on social media question why the President has refused to cut down unnecessary government spendings despite existing complaints by Nigerians over budget of N8.5bn for the Presidential jets in the 2020 budget.
Here are some of the leading comments on the most discussed issue on political Twitter: