How Buhari embarked on 17 foreign trips in 7 month

30 Dec 2015

How Buhari embarked on 17 foreign trips in 7 month


Emerging truth shows that President Muhammadu Buhari has set out on 17 foreign excursions outside the shores of Nigeria since his introduction on May 29, 2015 notwithstanding asserts made of "basically exhaust treasury."

The steady foreign excursions have started reactions and contention and has had Buhari's Special collaborator on media and publicity, Garba Shehu turn out to protect the government. This has pulled in responses from Nigerians particularly on social media with a few reporters holding the perspective that the President invests more energy abroad and simply "visits" Nigeria.

The shock depended on the contention that an economy that had been contrarily influenced by the sharp drop in oil prices couldn't keep on subsidizing the gigantic weight foreign treks the President and his helpers keep on setting out upon.

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This feedback appears to have hit the stone as Buhari in the 2016 Appropriation Bill introduced to the joint session of the National Assembly is readied to spend a whooping N1, 415,706,197 on both local and worldwide voyages and transportation for 2016, as against the N944, 672,109 budgeted in 2015 by his forerunner, Goodluck Jonathan.

Reports shows that Buhari has reliably set out on month to month foreign excursions since June, 2015 and had traveled out of the country 4 times in June, 3 times each in September and November, twice each in July and December; once each in August and October.

Shortly after his introduction, Buhari had in June third and fourth traveled to Niger Republic. Likewise on June seventh Buhari traveled to Germany to go to the G-7 Summit and proceeded to South Africa on June thirteenth for the African Union Summit in continuation of chats on the anti-terrorism fight.

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In July, the President set out on a 4 day official visit to the United States of America, US, furthermore proceeded to Cameroon for a 2 day visit on July 29.

The just foreign outing he made in August was a 1 day visit to Benin Republic on first of August 2015.

In September, Buhari set out on a 1 day visit to Ghana, 3 day official visit to France on the fourteenth and traveled on September 24th to New York for the 70th United Nations General Assembly.

The just excursion he made in October was the point at which he traveled to New Delhi in India on October 27 for the Indian African Forum.

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In November Buhari traveled to Tehran, Iran, on 22nd for the third Gas Exporting Countries' Forum, and in November 26th, he proceeded to Malta to take part in the 2015 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.

He additionally traveled to Paris, France, on November 29 for the United Nations' Climate Change Conference.

In December Buhari visited South Africa on the third to take part in the Forum on China/Africa Cooperation in Johannesburg furthermore traveled to the Republic of Benin on December tenth for the burial service customs of the late President Mathieu Kerekou.

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It was purportedly assembled that Buhari spends over N9million on each foreign excursion. In an investigative report, a normal 2 day long presidential outing costs in the middle of $350K and $500K.


News Source: Post-Nigeria, 9jaTales

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