The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has said Buhari gifted him an envelope filled with foreign currency when he was billed to attend a course in China.
He made this known in a birthday tribute in honour of his principal titled, ‘Buhari at 78: If Only We Knew the President’
Adesina said he would not get bored talking about the kind of person that Buhari is since many people have chosen to believe wrong things about the president.
Adesina said the president is a generous man who has granted him monetary favours at different times.
“And in January 2017, I was to receive the traditional title of Nwanne di Namba of Mmaku Kingdom, in Enugu State. Courtesy demanded I tell the President. This man, who prides himself as ‘very stingy’ gave me a handsome amount of money to ferry my friends and family 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 government officials from Africa. 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?”