Madam Diezani ignored by General Buhari throughout the flight

One of the few politician who can’t be easily charmed by a womanisbMuhammaduBuhari. The president who is expected to be sworn in on May 29 is notprepared for any nonsense from anyone.Efforts by the Minister of Petroleum Resources,DiezaniAlison-Madueke, to speak withBuhari aboard the British Airways aircraft failed abysmally as the President-Elect only greeted her during the boarding process and then quietly settled into his seat 2K in the First Class.

The embattled Minister booked herself into seat 3K, seating directly behind Buhari in the flight.

According to SR, she rose up a few times and tried to stirupa conversation with the President-Elect, but he only nodded and let her get back to her seat without permitting any dialogue. The flight arrived Heathrow in London at 2:15p.m. local time, but the passengers didn’t disembark until 2:45pm due to delays at the airport.Other Nigerian dignitaries in the First Class compartment of the flight included the chairperson of the National Electricity Commission, Sam Amadi, as well as Senator PhilipAduda,Segun Awolowo, and HakeemBello-Osagie, who sat in 4K directly behindDiezani.When the airline crew announced passenger disembarkation, Buhari asked if Diezani had any of her bags in the overheard compartment so he could step out of her way. It then turned out she had occupied the entire overheard compartments with several of her carry-on bags, traveled with her aides also in First Class. Buhari was reportedly traveling with only one aide.

The Nigerian High Commissioner to the UK, Dalhatu Sarki Tafida, met Buhari at the airport.

According to reports, Madam Diezani Alison-Madueke was originally scheduled to travel to the UK next week Tuesday as she is billed to address the Nigerian Senate on Monday regarding the fuel scarcity crisis. But upon learning of Buhari’s trip, she hurriedly booked herself on the same flight in the hope of an opportunity of a direct discussion with the President-elect. Unfortunately, her moves failed.

The Ministry of Petroleum, which she heads, is said to be one of the most corrupt in Nigeria.

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