April 3, 2016

Presidency: Buhari Sold His House In Lagos To Source Dollars For Children’s School Fees

Presidency: Buhari Sold His House In Lagos To Source Dollars For Children's School Fees
Zahra, Buhari,s 21-year-old daughter who schools in London.

Femi Adesina, the spokesman of the office of the Nigerian president has defended Muhammadu Buhari’s statement in a March 2016 interview with Al Jazeera where the president said that “those who can afford foreign education for their children can go ahead
but Nigeria cannot afford to allocate foreign exchange to those who
decided to train their children outside the country.”

During his speech on The Osas show, Adesina said today:

“You will need to ask him (Buhari). Don’t forget that it was in the
public domain even before he became president that when one of his
children needed to go abroad he had to sell his property; maybe it was
his house in Lagos or somewhere.”

“Anybody that wants to train a child abroad must be sure that he or she can afford it. If you can afford it no problem.

“At
a time like this when there is paucity of foreign exchange, what the
president is simply saying is that central bank may not be able to
provide forex but you can always buy your forex at the parallel market
if that is what you want.”

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