Despite the Federal Government’s consistent calls on Nigerians to patronise Made-in-Nigeria products in order to strengthen the economy and aid national development, investigation has shown that President Muhammadu Buhari andmembers of his team are using foreign products, Punch reports.
For instance, there was outcry especially on social media platforms recently when Buhari was spotted in a pair of Gucci 1953 horsebit loafer shoes. Not a few Nigerians were surprised that with his acclaimed austere lifestyle, the President could be spotted in such expensive imported shoes.
The President’s wife, Aisha, has also been attracting comments to herself lately over the various expensive and foreign fashion accessories that she uses.
She had earlier been spotted holding a Hermes Birkin 35cm Porosus Crocodile Gold Hardware Bag in Washington DC recently. The bag was said to be worth over $70,000. A Hermes Himalayan Crocodile Birkin bag was said to have been auctioned for $432,000 recently.
Further investigation showed that none of the vehicles in the President’s convoy was manufactured or assembled locally. His official car is a Mercedes Maybach S600 described as “an extra highlight in the luxury segment.” The vehicle in base-line configuration is said to cost around $258,000.
The investigation showed that except their clothes, the President and his team have been using foreign products ranging from their shoes to their cars.