President’s wife seen with high-end bag following Nigerian high commission UK scandal
President Buhari’s wife, Aisha Buhari was seen with a bag reportedly worth $2,800 (2,700 in Euros and 856,000 in Naira). The bag is a Dolce and Gabbanna small Sicily patchwork exotic bag. The picture above, showing the first lady and the bag was taken at the British airways lounge, which allegedly costs 3,200 pounds to use. See it here : D&G Sicily patchwork bag
This is coming in the wake of an embezzlement scandal with the Nigerian High Commission in London, were it was reported that the commission was funding the the president’s wife trips to the UK and paying the bills of an aide to the president, Abba Kyari.
In denial, the president’s wife released a statement denying the allegations. It read;
This is necessary as it concerns her trip to UK and the Nigerian High Commission in London. Mrs Buhari had never traveled with a large entourage to London as reported by the Sahara Reporters.The Nigerian High Commission in London had never offered any favour either in cash or material to Mrs Buhari,” the statement said adding that the records were clear for any reporter to see.
Mrs Buhari would have ignored the publication like all such baseless accusations, but for the angle with which the report was presented has a corruption and abuse of privileges connotation.This, however, negates the fundamental principles upon which Buhari’s administration thrives.
It is on record that the Nigerian High Commission in London did not receive Aisha Buhari at the airport with any official distinction or privilege as it was accorded other first ladies before her.
She never complained or raised dust about any of these act by the high commission because of the understanding as clearly spelt out and practised by her husband that public office must be separated from the private lives of the occupants.Even her drivers are privately arranged without any recourse to embassy for staff.