“Buhari Is Not Stingy” – Femi Adesina. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has something to say as Buhari turns 78 today. Adeshina took his Facebook page to write a heartfelt lengthy message to his boss.
The President’s spokesman reveals that despite widespread claims, Buhari is not a stingy man. He wrote, “And in January 2017, I was to receive the traditional title of Nwanne di Namba of Mmaku Kingdom, in Enugu State. Courtesy demanded I tell the President. This man, who prides himself as ‘very stingy’ gave me a handsome amount of money to ferry my friends and family to the ceremony. How much? I won’t tell you, lest you ask for a belated share. And in May 2018, I was billed for China for a 12-day course for senior government officials from Africa. He said when the journey was two days away, I should come to see him. I did. You know what he said? ‘Adesina, I know that you don’t have money. But you are too shy to ask.’ We both laughed, and he gave me an envelope which contained foreign currency. How much? You think I’ll tell you? For where?”