The spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, Garba Shehu, has on September 21, Wednesday, reacted to the anger of Nigerians over Zahra and Halima Buhari’s presence at the ongoing United Nations General Assembly.
Buhari’s aide said that the presidential family used their own money to pay for their tickets, while he offered no proof of payment. Mr. Shehu also denied to explain why they had to attend the UNGA. It is unprecedented for a Nigerian President to travel with his kids for the UNGA.
While it has been said that the Aisha’s delegation is privately financed, many Nigerians are not happy with her decision to go with her husband at a time when the country is in recession.
Aisha Buhari alongside her daughters Zahra and Halima accompanied President Buhari to 71st United Nations General Assembly in New York, USA. While in New York for the annual gathering of world leaders, Buhari also attended series of meetings as well as side events, which are of significant interest to Nigeria.