-Twitter User Counsels President Buhari on Dress Code –
“Dress the way you want to be addressed”, is a popular axiom. It implies for instance, that you should dress like a farmer, if you want to be addressed as a farmer.
That advice must have been running through the mind of Victor Emeka, a twitter user, when he saw pictures of President Muhammadu Buhari during the President’s visit to his farm in Daura, Katsina State.
The President had posted the following message and pictures on his twitter handle, @MBuhari: “I’m spending a few days at home in Daura before I travel to France for the One Planet Summit. Today I paid a visit to my farm. I grow fruits and vegetables and keep cattle. I hope this will inspire one more person to take up farming. My vision is for a country that grows what it eats.”
Rather than inspire Victor Emeka to take up farming, that message inspired him to examine the President’s outfit. This is what he posted on his twitter handle (@Officialvabadon): “Presido you for try wear ur native with sandal or flat shoe na”.
Just like Victor, Oloye (@babafreemi) counselled thus: “Mr President but that shoe would have been better on a Jean”.
However, another twitter user, Udensi Christian (@djratty1) posted this: “How can you tell that to a 70+ old man? Please allow it, that’s the fashion he knows”.
Meanwhile, the President’s message on the need to take up farming equally inspired diverse comments on the dangers posed by some Fulani herdsmen in the country. For instance, Ishaka Manu (@IshakaManu) stated: “Do herdsmen invade your farm d way dey do our farmers, if no, then no one is encouraged to farm your way. Sorry man”.
Similarly, Aku Kotso (@donaka12) posted this: “Do your cattle graze openly? If no, then let’s try to keep cattle rearing to ranches. I equally have an animal farm Mr@NGRPresident but I fenced my farm and keep my animals from destroying farmers produce. This will end the senseless killings of farmers by the herdsmen.”
There were also thought provoking words of advice to the President, such as these words from ROY DEMBO (@Roydembo): “Mr Buhari it is a good vision for a country to grow what it eat, surely to work on a farm will require good health, so I hope your vision will accommodate not only to eat home grown but also a proper home medical facilities to citizens so that they do not have to fly to Europe”.
President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to leave the country today for Paris, France, where he would join other World Leaders at the One Planet Summit beginning from tomorrow. The summit is meant to reverse the negative effects of climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
- Cornelius Ellah
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