Following the Gunshot and war in Aso Rock, The Garba Shehu has defended President Buhari’s Private Secretary and nephew, Yusuf Sabiu (aka Tunde), against Nigeria’s First Lady Aisha Buhari in the recent clash that occured at the Presidential Villa.
In an interview with Channels Television, Garba Shehu, The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, said that Yusuf had a compelling reason to leave Abuja for Lagos.
Yusuf had broken the interstate travel restriction rule when he traveled to Lagos to see his family after his wife was delivered of a new baby.
According to Garba Shehu, people are allowed to travel interstate if they present a compelling reason before security agents.
He said: “The Presidency has not failed. Don’t forget there is a caveat in that protocol. When travels are necessitated, they are permitted and even in the Villa, hardly do you have a day without somebody coming from their state whether they are governors and they come to do official business.
“Therefore, what is not permitted is frivolous and unwarranted travel. When it is warranted, the people can offer themselves at the checkpoints and once the explanations they give are convincing, they are allowed to proceed. I think this happens all over the country.
“We follow what the NCDC and Ministry of Health prescribe. The difference the Villa makes is that there is an eye on everyone,” he added.
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