Tinubu’s Absence Raises Questions on Transparency

Why is Nigeria’s presidency silent about the whereabouts of President Bola Tinubu, days after his trip to Saudi Arabia for the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) special meeting?

Development Diaries reports that eight days after the conclusion of the WEF meeting in Saudi Arabia, President Tinubu has yet to return home.

According to a report by Business Day, a top presidential source confirmed that Tinubu proceeded to the United Kingdom for undisclosed reasons.

This development inevitably raises concerns about transparency and accountability in governance. The lack of transparency has left citizens in the dark about the motives behind the president’s journey, sparking speculation and distrust among the populace.

Since there is no clear explanation, citizens are left to wonder whether it serves the national interest or if there are hidden agendas at play, eroding public trust in the government’s decision-making process.

Moreover, the absence of accountability means that there is no mechanism in place for the president to be held responsible for any potential misuse of public resources.

If not for a last-minute change of plans, Vice President Kashim Shettima was scheduled to jet out to the United States to represent the president at the 2024 US-Africa Business Summit.

While the presidency is quick to respond to criticisms from the opposition, it has yet to make mention of President Tinubu’s whereabouts and his expected return.

Development Diaries calls on the Special Advisor to President Tinubu on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, to confirm to Nigerians the whereabouts of the president and when he is expected back in the country.

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