President Muhammadu Buhari says officials of past administrations
including ministers are entitled to their full rights and privileges under
the constitution, and must not be subjected to any undue harassment and
intimidation at the airports or at other points of entry and exit.
“We have not banned anyone from travelling,” Mr. Buhari said in a
Responding to some cases of “V.I.P stoppages” at the airports as reported
to him on Saturday, President Buhari directed all agencies under the
government to run their affairs in full compliance with extant rules,
regulations and the constitution of the country.
“Unless otherwise directed by the courts, no law-abiding citizens
should be barred from travelling abroad,” he said.
“We must treat fellow citizens with courtesy and respect. Officials at
the borders and other points of entry and exit should conduct their
affairs in strict compliance with due process. No one has my
permission to bar anyone from travelling abroad,” the president said.