Nigerians on Friday congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his 74th birthday on Saturday (as we speak) and his daughter’s marriage ceremony, however in addition they lamented the onerous instances, starvation and struggling within the land.
Zahra, the President’s daughter, received married to Ahmed Indimi, the son of a multi-billionaire oil tycoon, Mohammed Indimi, on Friday.
Whereas distinguished Nigerians, together with the Speaker of the Home of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara and Minister of Trade, Commerce and Funding, Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah, rejoiced with the President and prayed for his good well being, many individuals went to the fb account of the First Girl, Aisha, and different social media platforms, to attract the President’s consideration to starvation, struggling and onerous instances within the land.
In his birthday message to the President, Dogara described Buhari’s management as “divine,” including that Nigerians have faith in him to steer the nation to prosperity.
Dogara’s needs had been contained in a message signed by his Particular Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Mr. Turaki Hassan, on Friday.
Additionally, in an announcement by Enelamah’s Communications Adviser, Constance Ikokwu, the minister mentioned, “As you have a good time your birthday, we rejoice with you. We additionally be part of you to thank God for the present of life. We pray for good well being as we speak and at all times. Glad Birthday!”
However, congratulating the household and lamenting concerning the harsh financial system, a Fb consumer, Kingsley Obinna Nwafor, mentioned, “Aisha, you’re a very good lady. I really like you for being an actual and truthful lady. However please, inform your husband that we’re dying of starvation. I’d admire if he might do one thing about it.
“We’re no extra asking him to enhance the scenario of Nigeria, however solely to return it to the scenario the place it was when (former President Goodluck) Jonathan handed over to him. I do know you’re a mom and you may really feel the pains of your youngsters. Nonetheless, completely satisfied married life to your daughter. Take pleasure in whereas we’re crying, no drawback, there’s God. Allah sees us all.”
Additionally, a Twitter consumer, Velvet with the deal with @lavenderhse, mentioned, “Might the marriage of Zahra and Ahmed finish the hardship and struggling of Nigerians (and) create jobs for the unemployed youths. Amen!”
One other Twitter consumer, Vegas Lukson, with the deal with @DavidLucky26, tweeted to Mrs. Buhari, saying, “Please inform your husband to carry again our financial system.”
Enelamah’s counterpart within the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, described the President as a patriot who spent his youthful days preventing for the unity of Nigeria.
A former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, in a goodwill message on his twitter deal with @Atiku, mentioned, “Glad birthday, Mr. President @MBuhari. I want you extra knowledge and energy as you proceed working the affairs of our pricey nation.”
Additionally, a former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, on Friday congratulated Buhari on his 74th birthday and on the event of his daughter’s marriage ceremony.
In an announcement from his Media Adviser, Mr. Ikechukwu Eze, the previous president mentioned, “On the event of your 74th birthday, I write to congratulate and felicitate with you. I pray that today meets you effectively and that there shall be many completely satisfied returns.
“I additionally use this chance to congratulate you as soon as extra as your daughter, Zarah, is given away in marriage to Ahmed Indimi.
“Might God bless this union and should it carry pleasure to the couple and their households. All the time wishing you the most effective.”
The President had on Friday hosted dignitaries to a lunch as a part of the programmes for his daughter’s marriage ceremony.
The lunch, which was attended by prime authorities officers, state governors, captains of business, members of the diplomatic corps and chieftains of the All Progressives Congress, was held contained in the previous Banquet Corridor of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
It was held shortly after the Nikai, which was held contained in the Nationwide Mosque, Abuja.
Factional Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Social gathering, Ali Modu Sheriff, a former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, and one other former Vice-President, Namadi Sambo, attended the Nikai.
Journalists had been requested to excuse them on the lunch which was mentioned to be strictly non-public.
Different dignitaries in attendance included former Chairman of the Interim Nationwide Authorities, Chief Ernest Shonekan; Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki; Dogara; Nationwide Chairman of the APC, John Odigie-Oyegun; a former nationwide chairman of the social gathering, Chief Bisi Akande, and a nationwide chief of the social gathering, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Others included Mr. Femi Otedola, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Mr. Jim Ovia, members of the Federal Government Council and a few members of the Nationwide Meeting.
Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, was the one state governor belonging to the Peoples Democratic Social gathering on the lunch.
Congratulating the President on his birthday and his daughter’s marriage ceremony, a former commissioner, Lagos Police Command, Abubakar Tsav, mentioned, “I want Mr. President completely satisfied birthday, sound well being and plenty of extra years. I additionally want his daughter, Zahra, completely satisfied married life.”
Additionally, the Oluwo of Iwo, Osun State, Oba Abdul-Rasheed Akanbi, congratulated the President on his birthday and his daughter’s marriage ceremony.
He mentioned, “Greetings to the President. The entire of Iwoland is wishing him and his daughter all the most effective. For now, he’s the most effective President this nation has ever produced due to his anti-corruption struggle.”
An clearly completely satisfied Aisha had posted some marriage ceremony footage of her daughter on Fb and Twitter. However, this supplied the chance for a lot of social media customers to specific their starvation and the necessity for higher programmes by the President.
Quadir Zakariyah, with the Twitter deal with @zakbadr, mentioned, “Congrats to the couple. However there may be starvation within the land. No modifications seen. I hope the change shouldn’t be an phantasm.”
Whereas commenting on Zahra’s marriage ceremony on a web based discussion board, www.nairaland.com, a consumer with the pseudonym, eanestca, wrote, “That’s the issue with this nation; there may be starvation within the land. This nation’s financial system is doing badly and but the President organised a royal marriage ceremony for her daughter.”
A Fb consumer, Chinonso Obi, who commented on Zahra’s marriage ceremony footage, wrote that the First Girl ought to beg the President to carry reduction to the sufferings of Nigerians by advantage of Zahra’s marriage ceremony.
He mentioned, “Mr. President, you’re completely satisfied, your daughter is marriage ceremony. In the identical method that you’re completely satisfied, please additionally make Nigerians completely satisfied. This struggling is an excessive amount of. We have now misplaced jobs and companies. My brother simply received sacked final week because of the recession. Now he’s on the streets once more.
“Please make us completely satisfied. We needed good change once you had been voted into energy, however what we’re experiencing proper now’s a unfavorable change. Please give us hope once more. Thanks.”
Congratulating Zahra on her marriage ceremony, a Nigerian, merely recognized as Esther wrote on www.bellanaija.com, “I’ll nonetheless want you a contented married life regardless of the hardship your father has thrown this nation into. There’s nothing that’s unimaginable for God, your father ought to do not forget that he won’t be on the seat of energy endlessly.”
One Chikala additionally wrote, “First, completely satisfied married life to Zahra and her hubby, however we must always not neglect that many Nigerians are hungry and sad. The President ought to as a matter of urgency repair this financial system.”
As for an additional social media consumer on the weblog, recognized merely as Stacey, she mentioned she would have congratulated the President however for the cruel financial scenario the nation is in.
She mentioned, “The nation is in the midst of a recession; meals costs have tripled, and I come on-line with my hard-earned information (which they’re planning to extend its worth) to see the President’s daughter wed. Although I’m completely satisfied for her, I’d have congratulated the President higher if he had executed the suitable factor.
“The appropriate factor is for the President to repair the financial system rapidly. Persons are hungry, we’re struggling. Issues haven’t been too cool because the President received into energy. There’s hardship.”
A commenter on www.nairaland.com with the username Promismike, mentioned, “Nigerians are hungry, please! All we need to hear and see are issues that give us hope, not issues that make us really feel cheated and underprivileged.”
A Nigerian Fb consumer, who lives in Uganda, Dauda Umar, whereas congratulating the President, additionally requested him to consider catering to the welfare of Nigerians.
Commenting on the primary woman’s footage, he wrote, “Let me remind you that tens of millions of Nigerians are ravenous in your fingers outdoors Nigeria and even within the nation attributable to (the) jungle coverage of your husband. For God’s sake, why the suspension of worldwide transactions?
“With due respect, First Girl, are you aware what number of Nigerian college students (that) are homeless and annoyed due to the silly insurance policies of your husband which can be affecting us overseas? However you and your loved ones are there celebrating the marriage of your treasured daughter. Please your excellency, take into consideration this stuff. I want you and your loved ones all the most effective. Might God bless their union.”
David Abioye additionally wrote on Fb, saying, “Please, give us hope, not Zahra’s marriage ceremony footage. We’re hungry. We can’t proceed to undergo whilst you give your daughter away to a wealthy man.
“This nation’s financial system has tumbled ever since you bought into energy. What are you doing to sort things again? We don’t need extra from you once more, Mr. President. Simply take us again to the place you picked us from.”
On Twitter, a consumer, Seun Alade, with the deal with, @seun4real, additionally known as on the President to make Nigerians completely satisfied once more.
“As you will have made your daughter completely satisfied, additionally make us completely satisfied. We’re all of your youngsters,” he wrote.