it cost taxpayers in Nigeria a whopping N50 million for nine governors;
both from All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party,
including the APC chairman, John Oyegun and Aviation Minister Rotimi
Amaechi to visit President Muhammadu Buhari in London who has been on
medical vacation in London since May 7.
same amount could have been used to pay for the West Africa Examination
Council fee of over 4,000 candidates in Kogi or Zamfara State, or build
at least two blocks of 10 classrooms in Oyo State.
yesterday to see Buhari in London led by the Zamfara governor who is the
chairman of the Governors Forum is said to cost $9800 just for a first
class British Airway return ticket per person.
governor amounts to N3 million. For the 12 visitors, the airfare
therefore adds up to N37 million.
who visit metropolitan London, lodge at Hilton Hotel on Parklane. And
the Abuja House, the Nigerian High Commission in the United Kingdom
where President Buhari is being accommodated since May, is 17 minutes’
drive to the Hilton hotel on Parklane.
Cosmopolitan Suite is considered the preference of most Nigerian VIPs.
Currently, the rate is 2000 pounds per night. At N411 to a pound, each
governor would be spending over N800, 000 per night.
time the feeding expenses are added, the governors’ visit to London
would cost Nigerians about N50 million.
were the acting President Yemi Osinbajo and the Ogun State Governor
(NGF), Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State, had said it was needless for
state governors to abandon their responsibilities and travel to London
to visit the ailing president. Yari has gone back on his words. He led
his fellow governors to Abuja House in London yesterday.