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Femi Adesina reveals why Buhari gave him foreign currency

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The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Thursday, December 17, says contrary to widespread belief, his principal is not a stingy man.

Adesina claimed that Buhari, one time, gave him an envelope containing foreign currency and also sponsored his family on a trip to the South-East when he was given a chieftaincy title.

The President’s spokesman revealed this in a tribute to Buhari on the occasion of his 78th birthday on Thursday.

He wrote, “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.

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“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.’

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We both laughed, and he gave me an envelope which contained foreign currency. How much? You think I’ll tell you? For where?”

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