Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, on Sunday said that the president’s frequent travels were not for sightseeing.
He said this while appearing on a political programme on Channels Television.
Buhari, who is currently in London on a private visit had in recent times been criticised for always junketing all over the world.
Responding to concerns about the president’s trips, Shehu said that there were benefits from the trips which the presidency had often articulated for Nigerians.
He also said that Buhari’s name could bring a lot of good things for Nigerians.
Shehu said, “The President’s trips are not sightseeing trips, they are justified by outcomes. In each of the trips, we try to let Nigerians know what the things the president has achieved; and so, we are making progress, the economy needs the trips because much of it actually comes on account of who the president is.
“They (investors) are looking at a serious man and are ready to do business with him; I think Nigerians should comfort themselves in the fact that they have a President who is respected around the globe and the name of whom can fetch a lot of good things for Nigerians.
“He is on a private trip outside the country, partly on vacation, partly at work.”