Your children cannot use presidential jets, Falana cautions Buhari

A human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) said on Sunday that President Muhammadu Buhari’s children have no right whatsoever to use any jet in the presidential fleet. Falana, in a statement on Sunday, described the use of the President’s jet for personal use as an abuse of office.

He also faulted the claim by the presidency that by tradition, all members of the first family have the right to use the presidential jet for private engagements. Buhari’s daughter, Hanan, had last week used the presidential jet for a private photography session in Bauchi State.

Falana said: “With respect, the statement credited to the Presidency is incorrect as it is at variance with the official policy of the Federal Government. In other words, the official policy does not authorise the children of the President to use the presidential jets to attend to private social functions.

“In fact, there is no precedent whatsoever for such privatisation of the presidency of Nigeria. Having publicly declared that his administration would maintain ‘a compact and reliable aircraft for the safe airlift of the President, the Vice-President and other government officials that  go on special missions’ President Buhari is stopped from allowing members of the first family to use the jets for their private affairs.”

He asked the Presidency to apologise to Nigerians rather than justifying the act. He reminded President Buhari that Nigeria cannot continue to waste over N8billion yearly on the maintenance of the presidential jets. Falana also charged the President to honour his pledge to cut down the cost of governance by reducing the number of planes in the presidential fleet.

 

 

– Vanguardngr

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

2 Responses to “Your children cannot use presidential jets, Falana cautions Buhari”

  1. The president and his family enjoys that right

  2. Mr. FALANA, YOU ARE TOTALLY WRONG. THE CHILDREN OF THE PRESIDENT CAN USE HIS PRESIDENTIAL JET, IF HE CHOOSES. WHAT AUTHORITY DO YOU HAVE TO DICTATE TO THE PRESIDENT WHAT HE CAN AND CAN’T DO. IF YOU HAVE ANY CONSTITIONAL PROOF, OTHERWISE, WHY DON’T YOU STATE IT OUT. AFTERALL, YOU’RE A CONSTITUTIONAL LAWYER, THAN, BLUSTERING AND CREATING UNNECESSARY OUT CRY.

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