- The presidency has reacted to a report claiming Zahra Buhari fraudulently secured a job with the petroleum pricing agency
- Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, described the report as false and urged Nigerians to ignore it
- Adesina, however, explained that the president's daughter, just like other Nigerians, is free to work wherever she secures a job
The Nigerian presidency has dismissed a viral report by an online medium (not Legit.ng) claiming President Muhammadu Buhari's daughter, Zahra, has fraudulently secured a job with the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA).
In a statement made available to Legit.ng on Wednesday, February 12, presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, described the report as false.
According to Adesina, the alleged false report was meant to paint the first family in a bad light, especially with the claim that the alleged job was fraudulently secured.
The presidential, however, explained that the president's daughter, just like other Nigerians, is free to work wherever she secures a job.
He enjoined Nigerians to ignore the report in its entirety.
Many Nigerians on social media have reacted to the statement by the presidency over the alleged fake report.
Eze Johnson Obi commented on Facebook: "For me, she's a daughter of Mr president. She's free to work in any sector she wishes. It's natural. I have never seen any state commissioner or local gov chairpersons child looking for job after graduation let alone the daughter of a number one citizen. May God that has blessed you and your family remember me, I pray."
"Let Zahra get job anywhere, she is entitled, we don't care. All we need is let Mr President concentrate on what we voted him for simple," Mohammed A Maina submitted.
Ashraf Moosa Jibrin said: "As far as am concern is not a crime for Zahra Buhari to work in any place in Nigeria if she's competent and qualified."
"Let's assume that the story that was concocted by wailers is true. Zahra Buhari is a Nigerian and she has the right to work anywhere she wish. Where is it mention in the constitution that the children of a serving president can not be employ in her country," Aliyu Umar also commented.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported how Zahra took to social media to celebrate the beginning of her father's second term in office.
She penned a touching note to her father on Instagram.
President Muhammadu Buhari was inaugurated into the office for his second term on Wednesday, May 29, at the Eagle Square in Abuja.
On the post, she expressed that God has given her father another chance to lead Nigeria justly. The young lady also prayed that things would be better this time around.
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