President(elect) Muhammadu Buhari, currently on a private
visit to England, on Friday turned down the use of a Rolls
Royce made available for him by the Nigerian High
Commission in London.
A member of his entourage who spoke with The Nation said
after exchanging pleasantries with the Nigerian High
Commissioner to the UK, Dr Dalhatu Tafida, the president-
elect politely told them that his visit was strictly private and
he had made arrangement for all his needs while in the UK.
He thanked them for the warm reception and quickly
hopped into a less flamboyant car he had arranged for and
drove out of the airport.
“It appeared he was uncomfortable with the number of
exotic cars in the convoy. Hard as the stunned diplomats
present tried to convince him, he refused to bulge, insisting
that since he did not inform the Commission of his visit
because it was not an official trip, hence he was not entitled
to such grandeur.” the source said