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Buhari made 17 foreign trips since appointment - investigation

30 December 2015, 09:37

Abuja - An independent investigation has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari has made no less than 17 foreign trips since being appointed into office on May 29.

The revelation comes after harsh criticism being leveled against Buhari following a sharp decline in global oil prices, Punch has reported.

The investigation revealed that since June, not a single month has passed where Buhari did not have to leave the country on some or other official endeavour.

Many took to social media to air their grievances, with some members of the public going as far as accusing Buhari of "visiting" Nigeria rather than living in it.

Also read: President Buhari to speak on current national issues on Media Chat

In the wake of such criticisms, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, explained in a recent opinion piece that Buhari's travels are not for his own enjoyment and that he has had to streamline his delegation in order to cut costs.

Information and Culture Minister Alhaji Lai Mohammed also took to Buhari's defense, explaining that such trips are critical to the implementation of strategies in order to combat corruption, create jobs and strengthen security.

Whatever the case, the revelation comes in stark contrast to Buhari's staunch views on expenditure on the part of his ministers, following announcements that entourages will have to be limited and first class travel will no longer be a luxury afforded to government officials.

Read more at Punch

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