Why President Buhari did not attend the funeral of the Chief of Army Staff – Lauretta Onochie
An aide to President Buhari on Social media has come out to explain why the President wasn’t at the funeral of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, on Saturday, May 22.
The Army chief and ten other military officers died in a military plane crash in Kaduna state while on official duties. Their remains were laid to rest at the National cemetery on Saturday May 22.
Many Nigerians attacked the President and Vice President for not making out time to attend the funeral since it was held in Abuja where they reside.
Lauretta has come out to give a reason for the President’s absence. A tweet she shared on her handle, reads
”WHY PRES @MBuhari DID NOT ATTEND THE FUNERAL FOR OUR LATE CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF AND THE OTHER HEROES WHO DIED IN AN AIRCRASH For a Nigerian President to be at any funeral or event outside the Villa, the event must have at least 48 hours…..”
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