Presidency Lists Benefits Of President Buhari's Visit To The United States (CHECK THEM OUT)

(m) at 5-08-2015 10:34PM (4 years ago)

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Read official press release below :

Our attention has been drawn to an editorial published in the Nigerian Pilot of August 2, 2015 and an earlier report in which the total cost of President Muhammadu Buhari's recent trip to the U.S. was estimated at N2.2 billion.

It is very sad that in this age of free-flowing information and in this era of CHANGE, a media organisation would make itself available as a vehicle to peddle a lie of such low and ignominious quality.

Contrary to the newspaper's assertions, the total cost of the trip to the Nigerian taxpayer was at the most minimal, in line with the policy of this administration to cut waste and extravagance. In point of fact, the total amount expended on the trip by the Office of the President amounted to nothing near ten per cent of the speculated figure.

Owing to the free accommodation provided by the host government, all the personal staff who accompanied the President on the trip received reduced allowances.

His son, Yusuf, received neither allowances nor estacode. The five Governors on the trip each paid his own way. Permanent Secretaries who traveled on the delegation did so in accordance with extant rules and none of them exceeded their estacode entitlements.

Apart from the Nigerian Pilot's mischievous mathematics, it is shortsighted and misleading of the newspaper to have claimed that President Buhari's trip to the U.S. achieved nothing.

Nigerian-US relations had suffered severely over the past few years. That relationship has now been reset. The benefits of this symbiotic relationship will become more and more evident as the Buhari administration continues to tackle the challenges of corruption, security and the economy.

Some of the more immediate benefits of the President's trip to the U.S include: the proposed $2.1 billion fund from the World Bank for the re-development of the northeast battered by Boko Haram; $5 billion from US investors in Nigeria's agriculture sector; $1.5 billion investment in the Nigerian health sector; and another $5 billion investment from the U.S. in our country's power sector.

Also, as things stand at the moment, the embargo on the sale of weapons sales to Nigeria is in the process of being removed.

The trip to the U.S by President Buhari was definitely very successful and beneficial to Nigeria. Only those rabidly determined to find faults unnecessarily will cook up falsehood in a futile effort to rake up murk where none exists.

Garba Shehu
Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity)
August 5, 2015



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freethinker (m) at 5-08-2015 10:45PM
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Story! story!! story!!!
Tell us the amount, stop beating about the bush
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freethinker (m) at 5-08-2015 10:46PM
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Buhari refused to declare his assets as he promised.
Nigerians are wiser now,,,,,,
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dareper (m) at 5-08-2015 11:12PM
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Na today?
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scotik (m) at 6-08-2015 12:29AM
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Buhari where is the assets u promise Nigerian's u will declare when u assume office. Is only people like u we believe ur government, I personally knows that u don't have any good thing to offer to Nigerian's u only want power to return to north. Those u appoint in the office now proves me right, Mr president of the North Buhari.
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scotik (m) at 6-08-2015 12:29AM
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Buhari where is the assets u promise Nigerian's u will declare when u assume office. Is only people like u we believe ur government, I personally knows that u don't have any good thing to offer to Nigerian's u only want power to return to north. Those u appoint in the office now proves me right, Mr president of the North Buhari.
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elixabethAA (f) at 6-08-2015 01:16AM
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IS NIGERIA SO BROKE DAT WE NOW START BORROWING BILLIONS OF DOLLARS FROM U.S...and all these will be on interest bases cos America will not dash Naija those billions just like dat..
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dennis_005 (m) at 6-08-2015 03:21AM
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Story for the gods, Sikena
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winace (f) at 6-08-2015 05:22AM
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Lies lies lies always. Am not surprised at dis beating around of d bush. Tell us how much and dis crap of governor paying their wat is a big fat lie.
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beneno (m) at 6-08-2015 05:37AM
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ooooooooooh
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DrSoba (m) at 6-08-2015 06:10AM
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This administration  is making the US trip a fuse as if the success of the administration lies on the hands of the US government.
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Nicksam (m) at 6-08-2015 10:31AM
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STILL WAITING FOR THE CHANGE
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jossy4reall (m) at 6-08-2015 11:18AM
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wat a gwan

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kelvinty (m) at 6-08-2015 04:00PM
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This winace pdp hire you for this naijapal u nor get work nawaoo i b nor wan talk he b like say u loose  money for this election or pdp hire make u de this site the de comment  ,take am easy oooo
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papadip (m) at 6-08-2015 04:52PM
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Quote from: winace on  6-08-2015 05:22AM
Lies lies lies always. Am not surprised at dis beating around of d bush. Tell us how much and dis crap of governor paying their wat is a big fat lie.

Presidency insiders told PREMIUM TIMES the trip did not cost the nation more than ₦61 million, excluding the fueling of the presidential fleet.
http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/187908-buhari-didnt-spend-n2-2-billion-on-us-trip-presidency-says.html
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papadip (m) at 6-08-2015 04:54PM
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Quote from: elixabethAA on  6-08-2015 01:16AM
IS NIGERIA SO BROKE DAT WE NOW START BORROWING BILLIONS OF DOLLARS FROM U.S...and all these will be on interest bases cos America will not dash Naija those billions just like dat..
Yes Nigeria is very broke.
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ignis99 (m) at 6-08-2015 05:51PM
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talk talk
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echeeche (m) at 6-08-2015 06:49PM
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ok
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