Shock, disappointment over Buhari’s absence at COAS burial •Anger as governors prefer to grace Malami son’s wedding
Posted by News Express | 23 May 2021 | 423 times
The absence of President Muhammadu Buhari at the funeral of General Ibrahim Attahiru has set social media, especially Twitter, on fire.
Attahiru and 10 military men died in an air crash that occurred in Kaduna on Friday evening.
The deceased officers were laid to rest at the Military National Cemetery in Abuja on Saturday.
But while top government functionaries were in attendance, it was a no show for the president.
While some described it as a shock, others said it shows that Nigeria is not worth dying for.
Meanwhile, as the burial of Attahiru and the 10 others was underway, many governors converged on Kano for the wedding of one the sons of Abubakar Malami, Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.
This triggered different reactions from Nigerians who felt the top military officers who died in active line of duty did not get the kind of respect they deserve.
After the plane crash of Friday, Malami issued a statement, saying he had cut short his son’s wedding.
But it was pomp and pageantry in Kano when Abiru Rahman Malami, second son of the minister, got married at Alfurqan Juma’at mosque in the Kano metropolis.
Among the governors who attended the wedding were Bello Matawalle (Zamfara), Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto) Inuwa Yahaya (Gombe), Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano) and Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi).
The smooth running of the event, which was devoid of the national mourning, generated backlash on social media.
•Pieced together from reports by Daily Trust.
Source: News Express
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