Femi Falana (SAN), a senior attorney and human suitable activist has blasted the daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari for using the presidential jet for her personalized intent.
Falana joined quite a few Nigerians in reacting to the act where by he explained the act as unlawful, citing that no member of President Muhammadu Buhari’s family is permitted by the structure to use the presidential jet for private applications.
Newswatch collected that social media experienced been agog with reactions adhering to the reports that 1 of the daughters of President Buhari on January 10, 2020, reportedly travelled from Abuja to Bauchi in a presidential jet for a personal engagement.
Falana urged President Buhari to cease associates of his family from using any of the aircraft in the presidential fleet “with a look at to reducing down on waste”.
In a assertion on Sunday, in Lagos titled ” President’s Youngsters Are Not Authorised to Use Presidential Jets”, Falana stated: “A nation that is mentioned to be the headquarters of the biggest number of poverty-stricken people in the environment are not able to pay for to waste billions of naira on the use of presidential plane and hiring of commercial jets by governors that are owing personnel many months of unpaid salaries.”
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Notwithstanding the public outrage that followed the use of the presidential jet by the President’s daughter, presidential spokesperson Garba Shehu reportedly defended the motion, saying: “The normal apply in existence for a extensive time is that the presidential air fleet is out there to the President and the first family members and 4 many 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 coverage of authorities on the subject.
“The statement credited to the Presidency is incorrect as it is at variance with the official plan of the Federal Govt. In other words, the formal policy does not authorise the little ones of the President to use the presidential jets to go to to private social features. In actuality, there is no precedent by any means for these types of privatisation of the Presidency of Nigeria.”