Femi Adesina, President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, says Nigerians should “buga” for his boss for effectively representing the country in Spain. ayokinews.com reports
Kiss Daniel, a Nigerian music sensation, uses the term buga to describe flaunting one’s work, accomplishment, or achievement.
In a statement headlined “VISIT TO SPAIN: LET’S BUGA FOR MR PRESIDENT,” Adesina detailed his experiences in Spain with the president, including how the Nigerian leader visited with several footballers in Madrid.
One of their guests, he said, hailed Buhari as a man of honesty, probity, and responsibility, adding that “they admire Buhari very highly in their nation, and generally in the West.”
Adesina said, “Come and see the meeting with Nigerians in Diaspora on Thursday afternoon. The President was in his elements. When Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, introduced Kenneth Omeruo, a Nigerian footballer playing professional soccer in Spain, the President said: “I know him. I always see him on TV, with his peculiar hairstyle.” Looool.
“Omeruo thanked the President for his many supports to the Super Eagles, and presented him with an autographed football, jersey of his team, Leganes FC of Madrid, and a jersey of the Super Eagles.
“An appreciative President told the footballer that as a student, he didn’t play much of football because of his lean stature, “but I felt safer with hockey, since I had a stick I could use to defend myself.”
“The expedition to Spain by President Buhari was very successful on all fronts. Our President did the country proud, represented well, and brought us glory. Why shouldn’t we then flaunt him? We must ‘buga,’ and showcase our leader, no matter what those who cavil say”.