Reactions on Tuesday trailed President Muhammadu Buhari’s medical trip to London, following the disclosure by Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu in a tweet.
Buhari was scheduled to depart Nigeria on Tuesday, to return in about a fortnight.
The president’s latest trip is the first of his routine medical voyages since the Covid-19 pandemic hit Nigeria in March 2020.
The announcement was coming on the same day resident doctors across the country threatened an indefinite strike due to non-payment of some allowances.
It was also coming days after the President attributed the unfriendly attitude of health workers in the country as a factor responsible for medical tourism.
See how Nigerians reacted:
God have your way this time Amen 🙏
— 99% OPPRESSED (WIKILEAKS) (@Truthfully83) March 29, 2021
President Buhari would prefer to spend millions of taxpayer's money traveling to London for a "routine checkup" than develop Nigeria's healthcare system enough to offer him this at home.
This speaks shameless volumes.
— First Doctor (@firstdoctorr) March 30, 2021
It’s not like Nigerians will miss President Buhari anyway! He has been an absentee president since 2015.
— Concerned Nigerians (@ConcernedNIG) March 30, 2021
The utter shamelessness of our leaders should be studied.
Imagine a bank CEO, boldly walking to the counter of another bank to deposit his money.
That’s a message, “My bank is not competent enough”
President Buhari, is boldly visiting London for a “routine checkup”.
— Dr Chioma Nwakanma (@DrZobo) March 30, 2021
Maybe they will use this opportunity to tell us President Buhari is dead. pic.twitter.com/SHNCf1Lhwp
— Fem Zho (@KFemzo) March 30, 2021
Nigeria's medical doctors are going on strike on Thursday, 1st of April.
President Buhari travels to UK on a medical trip on Tuesday, 30th of March.
Nigerians will have sense by force. 😅😅
— Miz Cazorla (@MizCazorla1) March 30, 2021
President buhari going to london for routine check up. Man's living like a retired PRESIDENT e don spoil
— R!PO$t€🔥🐜 (@this_is_Riposte) March 30, 2021
Yoruba and Fulani
Comments by Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress’ (APC), about Yoruba and Fulani, sparked angry reactions from social media users after he alluded that the two ethnic groups were one.
The APC helmsman who is rumoured to be nursing a presidential ambition made the comment at the venue of his 12th colloquium in Kano state where he marked his 69th birthday anniversary.
Tinubu said he picked Kano to prove that Yoruba and Fulani are one, adding that the marriage of the daughter of Kano State, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, to the son of the late ex-Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, which took place in Kano in 2018 was a worthy example of the unity that existed between the two ethnic groups.
“Why are we in Kano? It is to demonstrate to Nigerians at this critical time. There is a Fulani man, a herder man who gave his daughter to a farmer, a Yoruba man. And that Fulani, that Yoruba (sic), and some people are agitating wrongly” he said
Nigerians on social media did not spare a take on his comment:
The Only state where Yoruba and Fulani ‘are one’ is Kwara;And now they are in a boxing ring over Hijab.
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) March 30, 2021
Yoruba and Fulani are one, whether they see food or not, the Lion will still eat 😂🤣 pic.twitter.com/H3k4F6H08c
— Samuel Mbah ◽ (@mbahdeyy4u) March 30, 2021
Yoruba And Fulani Are One, @AsiwajuTinubu Says.
Me: Thank God he didn't mention Igbo join,thunder for fire him cap. Yoruba can be Fulani for all they want.
— Amaka Ike (@Real_AmakaIke) March 30, 2021
“Yoruba and Fulani are one”
Good way to start the campaign boss😂
— Salman👑 (@NotJustSalmanPR) March 30, 2021
Yoruba and Fulani can never be one!!!
— Tœsin Bëllå Piπ (@Oluwa_Tosin2021) March 30, 2021
If Hausa and Fulani who have similar norms and values are not one,. How could Tinubu say Yoruba and Fulani are one? I'm confused. ☹️☹️
— iBreakProtocols💧 #EndSARS (@BetaKoncept) March 30, 2021
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