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Buhari, Family Under Fire For Breaching CBN Act, NCDC Guideline At Hanan Wedding by dre11(m): 4:27pm On Sep 08
Buhari, family under fire for breaching CBN Act, NCDC guideline at daughter’s wedding

Many Nigerians have called out the first family for violating part of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Act at the wedding ceremony of Hanan Buhari, one of the daughters of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Many also condemned the safety guidelines issued by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) with regards to overcrowding and social distancing to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hanan and Turad, son of a former lawmaker, Mahmud Sani Sha’aban, got married at the Aso Rock villa on Friday – a ceremony which was graced by top government officials, members of the diplomatic community and politicians.

Pictures and videos from the wedding, including those shared on Instagram by the first lady, Aisha Buhari, went viral and trended throughout the weekend.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5yLCztXUCo
One video circulated by Sahara Reporters showed the couple dancing and other attendees dancing while some dancers sprayed money on the couple. No social distancing was observed in the video and many attendees were seen without face masks.

This generated outrage as many expressed disappointments at the public figures and other attendees for breaching the CBN Act as well as the NCDC safety guidelines.

Many called for sanctions for offenders while a few others believed the wedding should have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic situation in the country which has caused hardship in the lives of citizens.

What the law says

Section 21 of the CBN Act warns against defacing the Naira. It prescribes a fine of N50,000 or six months imprisonment or both for offenders.

“21. (1) A person who tampers with a coin or note with or trading in issued by the Bank is guilty of an offence and shall on notes and coins imprisonment for a term not less than six months or to a fine not less than N50,000 or to both such fine and imprisonment.

(2) A coin or note shall be deemed to have been tampered with if the coin or note has been impaired, diminished or lightened otherwise than by fair wear and tear or has been defaced by stumping, engraving, mutilating, piercing, stapling, writing, tearing, soiling, squeezing or any other form of deliberate and willful abuse whether the coin or note has or has not been thereby diminished or lightened.

(3) For the avoidance of doubt, spraying of, dancing or matching on the Naira or any note issued by the Bank during social occasions or otherwise howsoever shall constitute an abuse and defacing of the Naira or such note and shall be punishable under Sub-section (1) of this section,” part of the Act states.

The law further clarifies the term “spraying in Section 21(5):

“(i) “Matching” includes spreading scattering or littering of any surface with any Naira notes or coins and stepping thereon, regardless of the value, volume, occasion or intent.

“(ii) “Spraying” includes adorning, decorating or spraying anything or any person or any part of any person or the person of another with Naira notes or coins or sprinkling or sticking of the Naira notes or coins in a similar manner regardless of the amount, occasion or the intent.”

The CBN has often re-echoed its fight against the abuse of Naira notes either by spraying at events, trampling on or squeezing it.

The bank has repeatedly vowed that it would clamp down on any person or group culpable of such acts.

With regards to the COVID-19 pandemic, officials of the NCDC, other public officers including the president, have on several occasions warned against breaching the safety guidelines issued by the agency.

Offenders, including celebrities, have been made to face sanctions ranging from community service to payment of fines.

Although the number of new cases has declined in recent times, the country is still battling with the pandemic as well as the impact on citizens and the country.

As at Monday, the number of confirmed cases stood at 55,160 with 1061 deaths.


Mum is the word

As it stands, only social critics have condemned the act publicly.

Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, did not respond to telephone calls put across to him. The CBN’s spokesperson, Isaac Okoroafor, could not be reached via telephone as well.

Although Hanan’s wedding is one of many ceremonies across Nigeria where the Naira has been defaced and the CBN Act violated, there have been few reports of prosecution of offenders by the authorities.

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Re: Buhari, Family Under Fire For Breaching CBN Act, NCDC Guideline At Hanan Wedding by GamalNasser: 4:31pm On Sep 08
I blame Nigerians for believing a coup plotter has integrity grin grin. If you have any ounce of integrity you will not betray the trust bestowed on you with tax payers funds and use the guns bought with tax payers funds to illegally overthrow a democratically elected govt you swore to protect .. Buhari has never had integrity and will never have it

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Re: Buhari, Family Under Fire For Breaching CBN Act, NCDC Guideline At Hanan Wedding by BlowYourMind: 4:32pm On Sep 08
Hehehehehehehe

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Re: Buhari, Family Under Fire For Breaching CBN Act, NCDC Guideline At Hanan Wedding by SmartProf(m): 4:32pm On Sep 08
They will treat those criticisms like noise, afterall after 24-48 hrs it will die off once another news hits the country. Afterall, who still talks about the presidential jet that was used by the President's daughter just to go and snap masquerades in a northern state for her project work.

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Re: Buhari, Family Under Fire For Breaching CBN Act, NCDC Guideline At Hanan Wedding by Kriss216: 4:35pm On Sep 08
And he claims to be fighting corruption undecided undecided

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Re: Buhari, Family Under Fire For Breaching CBN Act, NCDC Guideline At Hanan Wedding by Beremx(f): 4:39pm On Sep 08
Buhari’s government makes and breaks the laws. So don’t be surprised.

I have noticed some Presidents including Buhari don’t wear nose masks. Are they being given some special vaccines?

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Re: Buhari, Family Under Fire For Breaching CBN Act, NCDC Guideline At Hanan Wedding by Virginnn(f): 4:50pm On Sep 08
Buhari is not even aware that such laws exist...

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Re: Buhari, Family Under Fire For Breaching CBN Act, NCDC Guideline At Hanan Wedding by sapientia(m): 4:52pm On Sep 08
Lol
Re: Buhari, Family Under Fire For Breaching CBN Act, NCDC Guideline At Hanan Wedding by Slawormir: 6:06pm On Sep 08
Damnnnnn niggarrr
Isoright
Re: Buhari, Family Under Fire For Breaching CBN Act, NCDC Guideline At Hanan Wedding by Sermwell(m): 6:06pm On Sep 08
The blame is all on Nigerians. Don't be surprise some idiots will still defend them!!

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Re: Buhari, Family Under Fire For Breaching CBN Act, NCDC Guideline At Hanan Wedding by Built2last: 6:06pm On Sep 08
Nothing should surprise you about Buhari and his house hold.

they are the biggest beneficiary of the change scam

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Re: Buhari, Family Under Fire For Breaching CBN Act, NCDC Guideline At Hanan Wedding by tstx(m): 6:06pm On Sep 08
Rules are for poor people

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Re: Buhari, Family Under Fire For Breaching CBN Act, NCDC Guideline At Hanan Wedding by nrexzy(m): 6:07pm On Sep 08
Go beat am na

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Re: Buhari, Family Under Fire For Breaching CBN Act, NCDC Guideline At Hanan Wedding by careytommy37(m): 6:08pm On Sep 08
sai bubu grin
Re: Buhari, Family Under Fire For Breaching CBN Act, NCDC Guideline At Hanan Wedding by Primusinterpares(m): 6:08pm On Sep 08
Nigeria Law are made for the masses... The Rich and political class lives above the law.



It surprises me how likes of Prof pondi of NDDC, Tinubu of APC/Lagos, James Ibori of Delta etc still moves Around freely yet one hungry guy that steals 10k and is caught is given life imprisonment.

In Nigeria The Law is for the Poor.

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Re: Buhari, Family Under Fire For Breaching CBN Act, NCDC Guideline At Hanan Wedding by Broghoton(f): 6:08pm On Sep 08
Which buhari again

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Re: Buhari, Family Under Fire For Breaching CBN Act, NCDC Guideline At Hanan Wedding by punisha: 6:08pm On Sep 08
Where is that human meat seller.
Come and speak for your darling bubu o...

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Re: Buhari, Family Under Fire For Breaching CBN Act, NCDC Guideline At Hanan Wedding by Firstorderwizard(m): 6:08pm On Sep 08
Rules are meant for the poor
I never believed this before but now I've learnt from experience

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Re: Buhari, Family Under Fire For Breaching CBN Act, NCDC Guideline At Hanan Wedding by Thisis2raw(m): 6:08pm On Sep 08
The way Buhari juju dey catch Nigerians ehh.

Where sre those media lions that feed everyday on GEJ flesh?
Tell me one rule of govt that Buhari himself has broken?

And I will tell you 10 that GEJ didn't break

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Re: Buhari, Family Under Fire For Breaching CBN Act, NCDC Guideline At Hanan Wedding by phransix2: 6:09pm On Sep 08
If I say this Nigeria never tire me ehnnn na lie I lie...

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Re: Buhari, Family Under Fire For Breaching CBN Act, NCDC Guideline At Hanan Wedding by DirtyGold: 6:09pm On Sep 08
There's nothing new here... first families always abuse their privileges in this country.
Even their cronies are part of they party.

It is well

What's tha business?

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Re: Buhari, Family Under Fire For Breaching CBN Act, NCDC Guideline At Hanan Wedding by mamaafrik(m): 6:09pm On Sep 08
person wey use Private jet transport pikin,that man has no integrity as small as a pawpaw seed.
God should just help remove him from power,this oppression too much

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Re: Buhari, Family Under Fire For Breaching CBN Act, NCDC Guideline At Hanan Wedding by Dpsychologist: 6:09pm On Sep 08
Firstorderwizard:
Rules are meant for the poor
I never believed this before but now I've learnt from experience
True

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Re: Buhari, Family Under Fire For Breaching CBN Act, NCDC Guideline At Hanan Wedding by ReactGA: 6:09pm On Sep 08
I taya for dis con3 self embarassed

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Re: Buhari, Family Under Fire For Breaching CBN Act, NCDC Guideline At Hanan Wedding by intruder15(m): 6:09pm On Sep 08
This one too na news? Let's stop being hypocrites. Even a commoner doesn't obey those laws.

Next news pls.

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Re: Buhari, Family Under Fire For Breaching CBN Act, NCDC Guideline At Hanan Wedding by seguno2: 6:09pm On Sep 08
Nothing will happen.
People will shout and then move on.
We are too used to being oppressed and hailing our oppressors.

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Re: Buhari, Family Under Fire For Breaching CBN Act, NCDC Guideline At Hanan Wedding by JesusJesus: 6:10pm On Sep 08
NAwa ooo

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