The State House In Abuja Gives Me Food Only When Necessary Says Aisha Buhari Photo 1
The president's wife also stated that "other healthy food or variety" needed by her children are her personal responsibilities. She disclosed this Friday while dismissing a media report linking her to conniving with some top government officials to fleece the Nigerian High Commission in London each time she travels there. In a statement, Mrs Buhari's Special Assistant on Media, Adebisi Olumide Ajayi, said: The State House in Abuja caters for her meal when necessary, and other healthy food or variety needed by her children are her personal responsibility." She described the report which accused her of abuse of privileges at the Nigerian High Commission in London as a travesty of investigative journalism. An online news portal, Sahara Reporters, had Thursday reported that Mrs Buhari visited the UK at least seven times last year and that each time she travels there, the High Commission spends a minimum of £7,000 on her hospitality. But Mrs Buhari denied ever travelling to London with a large entourage as was carried in the report, saying the highest number of people on a trip involves her three kids, ADC and her personal physician. The president's wife also said the Nigerian Commission in London had never offered any favour either "monetarily or materially" to her or her so- called entourage on any of her trips to the UK.
The statement partly read: "It is on record that the Nigerian Commission in London does not receive
Aisha Buhari at the airport with any official distinction or privileges as was accorded other first ladies before her "Her drivers are privately arranged without any recourse to the embassy for staff.
She has never complained or raised dust about any of these acts by the High Commission because of the understanding,as clearly spelt out and practised by her husband that public office must be separated from the private lives of the occupants. "She has always been an advocate of good governance where officials of government are responsive and appealing to their constituents. It therefore baffles the imagination that one couldbelieve she would corroborate. with any government official however highly placed either at home or abroad to short-change the Nigerian people. "These records are not hidden for a non mischievous reporter who really intends to inform the people and not to disparage the family of the President just to add weight to a report.