President Buhari Is Not Stingy, He Gave Me An Envelope With Foreign Currency – Femi Adesina Reveals

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Femi Adesina, The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari is a very generous .

Adesina said Buhari on one occasion handed him an envelope filled with foreign currency and also sponsored his on a trip to the South-East when he was given a title.

The President’s spokesman said this in a birthday tribute in honour of his principal titled, ‘Buhari at 78: If Only We Knew the President’, on Thursday.

He wrote, “And in January 2017, I was to receive the title of Nwanne di Namba of Mmaku Kingdom, in . Courtesy demanded I tell the President. This , prides himself as ‘very stingy’ gave me a handsome amount of money to ferry my friends and 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 officials from . 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?”

Adesina dismissed reports that one Jubril from Sudan was impersonating Buhari while the real President was dead.

He said Buhari’s memory was still very good as he remembered several events that occurred during the civil war in the 1960s.

The President’s spokesman said his principal believed in rewarding good deeds hence his decision to reward the late Sylvester Nsofor and George Oguntade with ambassadorial appointments.

“Ask me for a loyal , never forgets a good turn, and I’ll show you Muhammadu Buhari. Among the last class of Ambassadors, he had personally picked George Oguntade, was sent to United Kingdom, and Sylvester Nsofor, who he deployed to America. The latter died only last week, aged 85.

“How did the two men gain the favour, loyalty and respect of the President? In his many legal battles after disputed election results in 2003, and 2007, they had given dissenting judgements at both the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, nullifying the election results, saying Candidate Buhari had been cheated. The man never forgot, and sought them out in due time. The same also happened to some of us working with him today”, Adesina said.