By Amako Nneji
January 7, 2017. 10:50

Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, was close to tears on Friday morning, as she explained her role in the shocking corruption scandal, at the Nigeria High Commission, in the United Kingdom, UK.

‎In a statement by her Special Assistant on Media, Adebisi Olumide-Ajayi, she said that there was no truth in a media report, accusing her of colluding with some government officials, to fleece the Nigerian High Commission in London, every time she travels to the UK.

Recall, that Sahara Reporters had on Thursday, January 5, reported that the High Commission spends a minimum of £7,000 for hospitality, on each of Mrs. Buhari’s trips to the UK, with the President’s wife visiting at least 7 times, in 2016.

She said, individuals on her delegation had never exceeded her three children, her Aide-DeCamp, and her Personal Physician.

The statement read, “The Nigerian Commission in London, has never offered any favour either monetarily, or materially to her (the President’s wife), or her so-called entourage on any of her trips to London.

“The State House in Abuja caters for her meals when necessary, and other healthy food or variety, needed by her children are her personal responsibility.

“It is on record that the Nigerian Commission in London, does not receive Aisha Buhari at the airport with any official distinction or privileges, as was accorded other First Ladies before her.

“Her drivers are privately arranged without any recourse to the Embassy for staff.

“She has never complained or raised dust about any of these acts by the High Commission, because of the understanding, as clearly spelt out and practised by her husband, that public office must be separated from the private lives of the occupants.

“She has always been an advocate of good governance, where officials of government are responsive and appealing to their constituents. It therefore, based the imagination that one could believe she would corroborate with any government official however highly placed, either at home or abroad, to shortchange the Nigerian people.”

The President’s wife added, that the report which suggested corruption and abuse of privileges, clearly negates the fundamental principle upon which the present administration thrives.

She challenged the authors of the report or any member of staff of the High Commission, to provide concrete evidence to contradict her position, as it concerns her trips to London.

News Source: post nigeria



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