Following the ten-week vacation reported to have embarked on by President Muhammadu Buhari, a PDP lawmaker senator representing Bayelsa East constituency, Ben-Murray Bruce has declared the action of the president as inconsiderate.
According to Burce, the economy of Nigeria would always remain stagnant if public office holders continued to embark on such expensive trips.
The Senator who is notable for condemning any act of President Buhari made his position known via his official Facebook page today, saturday4th August.
Recalled that NIGERIA NEWS had previously reported that President Buhari yesterday travelled to the United Kingdom in order to spend his vacation. Breaking: President Buhari Arrives London For Holiday
Buhari had handed over the affairs of the country to Vice President, YemiOsinbajo pending when he would return back into the country. Nigeria Latest News: Osinbajo Takes Over As Buhari Begins 10-Day Holiday
Condemning the action of the President, Bruce wrote: “President Muhammadu Buhari keeps going to Britain for ‘vacation’.
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He also asked important questions in his post. Quoting him, “But Has he ever asked himself how many times the British Prime Minister has come to Nigeria for a vacation?”
“Nigeria wants to grow her economy but how can we grow if we give to others what they do not give to us? How can we tell foreign tourists to visit Nigeria when our own leaders won’t even vacation in Nigeria?”
“How can we tell the world that Nigeria is safe for business when we as leaders move about with little armies to protect us from the people who elected us?”
Remeber also that the president had in May paid a four-day visit to the UK for his usual medical checkup.