SaharaReporters said Gbajabiamila is already warming up to stage an elaborate party for his mother’s 90th birthday starting from today, March 2.. The report added that fanfare and lavish celebration to mark the woman’s 90th birthday is expected to run until March 10 in the glittering Arab city.
The report by SaharaReporters noted in its report that some of Nigeria’s high and mighty including politicians “living fat on public funds” are expected to grace the occasion and that reservations for guests have been made at the Conrad Hilton Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, where the least room goes for $122 (N43,920) per night.
According to the report, if calculated by 300 guests, the cost of hotel accommodation alone per night will amount to $36,600 (N13,176,000). Calculated for the eight nights that guests will be housed at the hotel, the total comes to $292,800 (N105,408,000).
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The average price for round-trip flights from Nigeria to Dubai is currently $637 (N229,320), findings by SaharaReporters revealed. When this is calculated for 300 guests, the total expenditure for airfare falls to N68,796,000.
A source who is in the know of the birthday party told SaharaReporters that some guests have been booked for special and luxurious accommodation and that top personalities not slotted into private jets have already been booked for special seats on commercial airlines heading to Dubai.
According to the source, Speaker Gbajabiamila could be spending well over N500m to ensure his mother gets a befitting 90th birthday celebration going by the calibre of guests that would be gracing the occasion.
The source further told SaharaReporters that Alhaja Gbajabiamila played a pivotal role in her son’s foray into politics, hence the Speaker is prepared to celebrate her in a big way especially as she reaches the milestone age of 90.