Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on thrsdau said he was not aware of claims that his boss signed an order proscribing the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra before he travelled to New York for the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly on Sunday.
There were reports in some news media that Buhari signed the order and ordered that it should be gazetted.
However, Adesina said he did not discuss the matter with Buhari before he travelled to the United States.
“I read the report also online today but it’s not something I have discussed with him. So I can’t confirm or deny whether that actually came up before he left the country.” he stated.
Adesina also said he had no idea when Buhari would return to Nigeria.
According to him, the president’s trip was scheduled to last for one week but that he had no idea if it would be extended beyond that.
Asked when Buhari would return, he replied: “Well, I don’t have a definite word on that but I know that tomorrow, he is going to have lunch with the American President; he’s going to meet with the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
“Tomorrow is Wednesday and maybe on Thursday, in the early hours, he has some things to do after that, I believe that he may be thinking of flying out.
“But one thing is sure, the trip was to last between last Sunday and next Sunday, Monday. Though he’s going to the UK, everything will still be done within the time-frame of the trip.”
Buhari addressed the UNGA on Tuesday as the eighth speaker.