The authors of the book “The Fight and Strides of Muhammadu Buhari against Corruption,” Tony Osauzo and Nowinta Igbotako, have called on President Buhari to uphold his reputation for integrity and fulfill the pledge he made during the public presentation of their book over four years ago.
The event took place on February 12, 2019, at Bolingo Hotel and Tower in Abuja, with the President being represented by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina.
The authors claim that during the event, Adesina promised the President’s financial support for the book as a gesture of appreciation for the honor they bestowed upon him. They also stated that Adesina assured them of additional financial support from his office as Special Adviser.
“One year after the book presentation, we didn’t get feedback from Mr Adesina. We then contacted him, and he told us to write a letter of request through him to Mr. President as the first one he asked us to write was no longer tenable.
“We complied, and after a period of time, he informed us that President Muhammadu Buhari had given a ‘generous financial approval’ for us, and we were happy and appreciated him because he (Adesina) also wrote the foreword to our book on Mr. President.
“From that moment on, each time we made an inquiry about payment of the money, Mr. Adesina repeatedly assured us that he would get the money paid to us before the end of President Buhari’s administration.
“Subsequently, he stopped responding to our communications to him. We are, therefore, appealing to President Muhammadu Buhari to fulfill his pledge to us as a man known for integrity before he leaves office,” he added.
When our correspondents attempted to contact Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, for a response, he did not answer calls or reply to text messages.