It Is Illegal! Falana Blasts Buhari’s Daughter For Using Presidential Jet

Published On: January 13, 2020, 8:50 am
Olusanya Akinrinola
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Senior lawyer and activist, Femi Falana (SAN) has said It is illegal for any member of President Muhammadu Buhari’s family to use the presidential jet for private purposes.

He urged President Buhari to stop members of his family from using any of the aircraft in the presidential fleet “with a view to cutting down on waste”.

Falana said: “A country that is said to be the headquarters of the greatest number of poverty-stricken people in the world cannot afford to waste billions of naira on the use of presidential aircraft and hiring of commercial jets by governors that are owing workers several months of unpaid salaries.”

In a statement yesterday in Lagos, titled: “President’s Children Are Not Authorised to Use Presidential Jets,” in reaction to the controversy surrounding the reports that one of the daughters of President Buhari on January 10, 2020, reportedly travelled from Abuja to Bauchi in a presidential jet for a private engagement in breach of the official policy of the Federal Government.

Notwithstanding the public outrage that followed the use of the presidential jet by the President’s daughter, presidential spokesperson Garba Shehu reportedly defended the action, saying: “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 (of the House of Representatives) and any other person(s) authorised by the President.”

But Falana disagreed with Shehu, insisting that the Presidency should have apologised for the breach of the official policy of government on the matter.

“The statement credited to the Presidency is incorrect as it is at variance with the official policy of the Federal Government. In other words, the official policy does not authorise the children of the President to use the presidential jets to attend to private social functions. In fact, there is no precedent whatsoever for such privatisation of the Presidency of Nigeria.”

-- olowoinlionsden (m) at 13-01-2020 09:30AM
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Perhaps Fakana ((SAN), should add, the children of the President are permitted in NAF One when any of the Constituonally Permitted  Persons is onboard the flying metal bird.
-- jahlovesme (m) at 13-01-2020 10:00AM
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let them be doing anyhow
-- Kormeijama (m) at 13-01-2020 11:20AM
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Well that's  Buhari - the saint fighting 'corruption' in Nigeria. the man is hoax and nothing more. He arrogates to himself the powers to legislate , interpret and enforce our laws. He 's probably the most reckless civilian  leader of  our times.  The EFCC only investigates his perceived enemies and he's always above the law. You see foolish manga Shehu always lying fro him with beaded face.
-- crusita (f) at 13-01-2020 11:07PM
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mr Buhari has turn  nigeria into his family product.
-- willyking (m) at 14-01-2020 12:45AM
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That stupid daughter of Buhari will not allow nigerians to have rest after her useless father have frustrated all the Fulani and aboki kids turning the north into the centre of illiterate kids, all he can offer after sending is children in one of the best schools abroad, all he could produce is camera woman or photo grafter useless photo grafter, who have vow never to hide are stupid face, disturbing the peace the country with her over Sabi, when  nigerians will come for her now, she say hate speech is too much that they are bullying her that she feel like killing her self ..