President Muhammadu Buhari in his capacity as the Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Authority of Heads of State and Government, earlier today approved the donation of $500,000 to the government of Guinea Bissau, Naija News Reports.
A statement by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Friday, said the president also dispatched the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, as Special Envoy to Guinea Bissau.
President @MBuhari had in response to an urgent request for assistance by the Government of Guinea Bissau graciously approved support to the country's election process including 350 units of electoral kits, 10 motorcycles, 5 Hilux vans, 2 light trucks and US$500,000.
— Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) April 26, 2019
The presidential aide stated that the President had in response to an urgent request for assistance by the Government of Guinea Bissau graciously approved support to the country’s election process. He said the assistance included 350 units of electoral kits, 10 motorcycles, five Hilux vans, two light trucks and 500,000 dollars.
Meanwhile, the action of the President has generated a various reactions on Twitter. Here are some of the tweets:
How, when Nigeria is at the bottom economically amongst these West African countries.
— Meche (@amechioma) April 26, 2019
Does the president have such powers to give aways the nations wealth as he deems fit, without an act of parliament? #thinkingaloud
— precious o. (@preciouso) April 26, 2019
Cos baba is on medical trip (private visit) ….. Come to think of it, all the ones he's bin attending, how has it change the state of Nigerian economy and all???
— Arth Guinness (@jabusky17) April 26, 2019
We a lagging behind @ecowas_cedeao countries in terms of growth
— OI (@7ae0224481bf4dc) April 26, 2019