Concerns Grow Over Buhari’s Incessant Foreign Trips

Nigerians are increasingly expressing worry over the incessant foreign trips by President Muhammadu Buhari, with allegations that the travels do not bring any concrete benefit for the country, Daily Trust on Sunday reports.

Presidents usually travel to attend essential events, deepen diplomatic ties or seal bilateral business deals.

Since his coming, President Buhari had come under public censure over the frequency of his foreign trips with critics saying the benefits were not commensurate with the cost to the taxpayers.

Some also criticize the president for prioritizing foreign engagements against the backdrop of fewer domestic travels to attend to pressing national issues.

The trend of the president’s foreign trips was halted by the COVID-19 pandemic which restricted physical meetings for nearly two years.

With the easing off of the COVID-19 restrictions protocols, President Buhari has now resumed another bout of foreign trips.

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