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President Buhari has arrived London for the Supporting Syria Conference 2016, a charity event that is aimed at raising funds for the war torn Syria.

The President was in France, where he held talks with the President of the European Parliament, Mr Martin Schulz and the President of the European Commission, Mr Jean-Claude Juncker.

The Ekiti state Governor, Ayo Fayose has criticised the President for his constant travels, saying each foreign trip costs Nigeria $1 million.

Fayose said “Conservatively, about $1 million goes into every of the foreign trips and the way the President is going, foreign trips alone might gulp 20 percent of the Federal Government budget and that will be disastrous for the dwindling economy of the country.”

Adding that “This year alone, President Buhari has travelled to the United Arab Emirate, Kenya, Ethiopia and he is leaving for France and United Kingdom today to spend four days abroad.

“In most of these trips, about $500,000 is spent on estacode, transportation, accommodation, honorarium, media coverage, contingency and other expenses on accompanying Presidency officials.”

The  Supporting Syrians conference 2016, is scheduled to hold today, Thursday, February 4, 2016.

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