The Senior Special Assistant on Media to President Muhammadu Buhari, Garba Shehu has revealed why President Buhari did not attend the burial of late Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and other military personnel killed in a recent plane crash.
Recall that a lot of tweeps criticized President Buhari for his absence, condemning him why he shunned the burial.
Explaining why Buhari didn’t attend the burial, Shehu spoke on Arise News on Wednesday, saying President Buhari Buhari doesn’t like the idea of closing the roads, security men molesting people on the road for him to have the right of way while attending the burial.
He added that President Buhari is concerned about the security of Nigeria.
He said, “I was in Europe myself on assignment and I have not spoken to the president on this but let me give you just one example.
”The president is somebody who is so concerned about the safety and wellbeing of ordinary Nigerians on the streets.
“Do you know why he now prays his Jumaat in the state house and doesn’t go to the national mosque? Because he doesn’t like this idea of closing roads, security men molesting people on the road for the president to have the right of way.
These are small things for many people but they are important for President Muhammadu Buhari. So, it is a mourning situation and the president didn’t want to take away attention from that.” he added.