Some Nigerians have reacted sharply to a message posted on social media by Senator Shehu Sani and the reply by Aisha, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Some of those who reacted alleged that the duo had joined Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), in calling Nigeria a zoo.
Though the two did not categorically call Nigeria a zoo, they spoke in anecdote illustrating details with about the current crisis in the country’s leadership with animals.
Many of those who reacted failed to consider the actual message the two tried to convey.
Deji Adeyanju, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and social commentator, said: “Husband talks about Nigerians as Dogs and Baboons, wife talks about Nigerians as Hyenas and Jackals. Are Nigerians merely animals to them?”
Reacting also, Dankoje said: “And I actually thought Nnamdi Kanu was the originator of the term ‘Nigeria is a zoo’. Apparently our ‘first couple’ beat him to it.”
Nigerian 1st Lady Aisha Buhari
It was ealier reported that Aisha Buhari said: “God has answered the prayers of the weaker Animals, The Hyena’s and the Jackals will soon be sent out of the kingdom.”
“We strongly believe in the prayers and support of the weaker animals. Long live the weaker animals, Long live Nigeria.”
Senator Shehu Sani
Aisha was reacting to Sani, who represents Kaduna Central Senatorial District, who had earlier said: “Prayer for the absent Lion King has waned; until he’s back then they will fall over each other to be on the front row of the palace temple.
“Now the hyenas and the jackals are scheming and talking to each other in whispers; still doubting whether the Lion King will be back or not.
“Now the Lion king is asleep and no other dare to confirm if he will wake up or not.Its the wish of the Hyenas that the Lion King never wakes or come back so that they can be kings. Its the prayers of the weaker animals that the Lion King comes back to save the Kingdom from the Hyenas, the wolves and other predators.”
Aisha, the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, has returned to London where her husband has been receiving treatment for weeks now.
Buhari had written the Nigerian Senate informing the lawmakers that he had handed over to Professor Yemi Osinbajo, his vice who would now act as the president.