Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, on Sunday, don call on President Muhammadu Buhari to respect the official policy of the Federal Government and stop members of his family dem from using any of the aircraft wey dey the presidential fleet.
Falana yarn im call for statement after picture appear on social media on Saturday with Buhari daughter, Hanan for the presidential jet to attend the Durbar in Bauchi, last Thursday, on the invitation of the Emir of Bauchi, Rilwanu Adamu.
This na for statement wey im title, “President’s Children are Not Authorised to use Presidential Jets”
Make Una read wetin im yarn ;
“There is no precedent whatsoever for such privatisation of the presidency of Nigeria.
“The so called ‘normal practice’ of using the aircraft in the presidential fleet by members of the first family to attend to private engagements is not backed by any extant law or official policy.
“In view of the foregoing, we call on President Buhari to stop the members of his family from using any of the aircraft in the presidential fleet “with a view to cutting down on waste.
“A country that is said to be the headquarters of the greatest number of poverty stricken people in the world cannot afford to waste billions of Naira on the use of presidential aircraft and hiring of commercial jets by state governors that are owing workers several months of unpaid salaries.”