1, July 2017
A Nigerian presidential jet that transported President Muhammadu Buhari to the UK for treatment has been stationed in London for more than two months raising questions about its cost to the state. Cameroon Intelligence Report understands the official airplane of President Muhammadu Buhari has been in a small airport nearer the city of London for more than fifty days with the cost of parking estimated at thousands of dollars in daily charges.
President Buhari’s spokesman was quoted as saying that the head of state’s comfort is a top priority. “You are dealing with the president of Nigeria and in all the countries of the world, no one abandons the president. There must be a possibility for a quick return or an evacuation, “he said.
“No one should do that.” Nobody is doing this. The Nigerian Armed Forces represented by the Nigerian Air Force, who runs the President’s plane, have a duty to be with their Commander-in-Chief, wherever he is,” he added.
The biggest doubts hang over the health status of Muhammadu Buhari aged 74. Nothing is being said of his bill of health ever since the retired soldier traveled to London in May for medical reasons. Earlier this year, Mr. Buhari spent nearly two months in the UK for health concerns.
By Chi Prudence Asong