– Senator Shehu Sani has reacted to President Buhari’s visit to Dapchi
– He said the president shouldn’t have allowed grand reception in his honour during the trip
– He said the trip ought to be devoid of fanfare since he went there to condole parents whose children were abducted
A senator representing Kaduna central at the Senate, Shehu Sani, has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari for acknowledging the grand reception in his honour during a trip to Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC), Dapchi, Yobe state.
The Cable reports that pictures of the president smiling as he adjusted his native attire on the red carpet sparked anger on social media.
NAIJ.com gathered that most of those who criticised the president said the trip ought to be devoid of fanfare since he went there to condole parents whose children were abducted by Boko Haram insurgents.
A total of 110 students were kidnapped when the insurgents invaded the school on February 19.
Writing via his Twitter handle on Thursday, March 15, Sani said the school is not the right place for red carpet.
According to him, such gesture is for international events such as the Grammy musical awards or the Academy Awards popularly known as Oscars.
“A red carpet should be for the Oscars or Grammy or Caines but not for Dapchi,” he wrote.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that some parents of the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls on Thursday, March 15, said President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Dapchi had given them more assurance of rescuing the girls safely.
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Malam Bashir Manzo, chairman of the Abducted Girls Parents Association, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dapchi that the visit was a true sympathy full of assurances to the parents.
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