The wife of President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to allegations leveled against her by Sahara Reporters.
The online news site had accused the President’s wife of corrupt practices.
According to the report, Aisha Buhari and PMB’s chief of staff were accused of fiddling with the finances of the Nigerian embassy in London.
Other persons involved in the deal includes Adah Simon Ogah, Nigeria’s acting High Commissioner and Omolayo Akinfala.
The report identified one Omolayo as a special assistant to Aisha Buhari, the president’s wife.
The report said funds generated from issuing of passports and visas were funneled for footing Aisha and Kyari’s bills in the UK.
Recall that Kyari has been holed up in the UK for an undisclosed ailment.
Investigations showed that Kyari’s medical expenses are been paid for from the commission’s purse.
Why this is important is worthy of mention.
The nation’s TSA was instituted to curb corruption. In other words, funds from all agencies are channeled into TSA.
Diverting that funds for some other purposes is tantamount to corruption; a thing the president frowns at.
The report had claimed Aisha spends over 7000 pounds for expenses during each visit to the UK.
She has flatly denied the allegations claiming it as spurious. See her response below:
“It was not in the interest of Mrs. Buhari to join issues with anyone, but necessary to put the record in proper perspective.
“This is necessary as it concerns her trip to the UK and the Nigerian High Commission in London.
Mrs. Buhari had never traveled with a large entourage to London as reported by the Saharareporters.
“The Nigerian High Commission in London had never offered any favor either in cash or material to Mrs. Buhari. “
“Mrs. Buhari would have ignored the publication like all such baseless accusations, but for the angle, the report was presented.
“It is on record that the Nigerian High Commission in London did not receive Aisha Buhari at the Airport.
“This gesture or privilege was accorded to other first ladies before her.
“She never complained or raised dust about any of these act by the High Commission.
“Even her drivers are privately arranged without any recourse to the embassy for staff,” she said.
She challenged publishers of the news to provide proof of any alleged corruption.