- Nigerians protest against Buhari’s daughter using Presidential Jet
- The president’s daughter, Hannah, had on Thursday, January 9, used presidential jet to attend personal engagement in Bauchi state
The presidency has defended the actions of the Hannah, the President’s daughter for using Presidential jet for private engagement.
Hannah, a certified creative photographer and youngest daughter of the president, has incurred the criticism of some Nigerians after she was flown on the presidential jet to attend a special Durbar ceremony organised in her honour by the Emir of Bauchi, Rilwanu Adamu.
Our source gathered that she arrived at Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa International Airport, Bauchi on Thursday, January 9, and was received by the First Lady of Bauchi state and other government officials.
Reacting to the criticism, the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, said wife and children of the President Buhari, have the right to use the presidential jet when they want.
Shehu also added that Hanan sought and received approval from her father who in turn informed the National Security Adviser (NSA).
He said: “It’s true that a member of the First family was flown to Bauchi yesterday on a mission duly authorised. It wasn’t an impromptu or improper trip because it followed normal procedure. The Presidency informed the National Security Adviser of the mission who in turn informed the commander of the Presidential Air fleet.“
The big question still remains, is it constitutional for the daughter of the president to use father’s official property?