The Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Ethics and Values, Mrs. Sarah Jibril, lamented in Akure on Monday that she had been having difficulties in travelling outside Abuja for her official engagements as she no longer has an official vehicle.
Jubril said, “No new vehicle was provided for my office since the one given to me on my appointment had an accident sometimes ago.”
Jibril, a presidential aspirant of the People Democratic Party in 2011, stated this while explaining reasons for her lateness to a lecture she delivered during the 2012 Week of the National Association of Women Journalists, Ondo State chapter, on Monday evening.
The Special Adviser said she had to compel NAWOJ to provide a vehicle that would take her to the NUJ Press Centre, venue of the lecture since she had no official vehicle.
Our correspondent learnt that the condition given by Jibril forced the NAWOJ to pay a car hire firm N100,00 for a Toyota Avalon car to bring her to Akure on Sunday and return her to Abuja on Monday immediately after the programme.
It was learnt that the vehicle had an accident on the Okene-Lokoja Road and the company had to send another car from Akure.
The special adviser said she had been using her old Toyota SUV which she said could not withstand long distance journey.
Wife of the Ondo State Governor, Mrs. Olukemi Mimiko, who was the Special Guest on the occasion, made arrangement for a vehicle to take her back to Abuja on Tuesday.
Jubril delivered her lecture titled ‘Peaceful Political Co-Existence, Ingredient for Sustainable Democracy: The Role of Women’, at the event.
She noted that women, as mothers and carriers of life, could help change various challenging situation in the country with fasting and ardent prayers for restoration of peace and harmony in our nation.