"Flying President": BBC Lists Days Tinubu Has Spent Abroad in 9 Months, Compares to Buhari

"Flying President": BBC Lists Days Tinubu Has Spent Abroad in 9 Months, Compares to Buhari

  • President Bola Tinubu's number of days spent abroad within his nine months in office has been compared to that of his predecessor, Muhammadu Buhari
  • According to a BBC report, President Tinubu has spent 71 days outside Nigeria in just nine months, while his predecessor, Muhammadu Buhari, spent 59 days outside Nigeria during his time
  • The BBC report explained that though the opposition leader, Atiku Abubakar, had criticised Tinubu, the president needed to travel to make investment deals and strengthen diplomacy

A BBC report has compared President Bola Tinubu's flying spray within nine months in office to that of his predecessor, Muhammadu Buhari.

In January, opposition leader Atiku Abubakar criticised President Tinubu when he made another trip to Europe on a private visit. Atiku had taken to his social media to say that Niger does not need a "tourist-in-chief", adding that the country was drowning in an ocean of insecurity.

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However, the BBC report described the criticism as a cheap shot, stating that the president needs to attend some heads-of-state meetings and strengthen foreign relations. Aside from diplomatic reasons, there is also an economic factor to be considered. This is due to the fact that this is the period when lucrative investment deals are being negotiated.

How many times has Tinubu travelled in nine months?

According to the BBC report, Tinubu has made no less than 14 trips abroad within the eight months he resumed office as Nigerian president, adding that other world leaders have also increased their travelling abroad, but Tinubu has been more criticised.

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The medium then summed up the number of days Tinubu had spent outside the country, compared to that of its predecessor, Buhari, within his first nine months in office.

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The BBC statistics showed that Tinubu had spent more days abroad than Buhari within their nine months in office. Within nine months in office, Tinubu spent 71 days outside Nigeria, while Buhari spent 59 days when he was in office.

Tinubu makes new appointments

Legit.ng earlier reported that Tinubu has made no less than ten appointments in four agencies under the ministry of communication and digital economy.

The affected federal agencies that got new management include NCC, NIGCOMSAT and Galaxy Backbone Limited.

The development was announced in a statement by the president's special adviser on media and publicity, Ajuri Ngelale.

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