Billionaire Kogi prince, Malik Ado-Ibrahim, has criticized state governors and other politicians who were seen cheering and having fun at a wedding while the nation mourned.
While the burial of Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Ibrahim Attahiru, and the 10 military officers, who died in a plane crash on Friday was going on, governors of Sokoto, Kano, Kebbi, Zamfara, and Gombe states, graced the wedding ceremony fatiha of Habibur Rahman Abubakar Malami, son of Minister of Justice and Attorney-General, held at Al-Furqan Mosque, Kano, on Saturday, May 22.
Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege along with some Senators were also among high profile politicians at the wedding.
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Prince Ado-Ibrahim shared photos from the burial and wedding on Instagram. He wrote:
“Optics count in politics and leadership. We see misplaced priorities of those that were chosen as leaders at a time of war and a pandemic. They prefer the show of power and pleasure over patriotism and prayer on this day.
“When will they learn? The nation is watching. The people will have the last laugh. While the nation is in shock at yesterday’s horrible deaths of our brave military men and while we are praying for our fallen heroes today, some allowed themselves to be pictured as if they were celebrating away. Optics count. Where did we go wrong? We need to re-set Nigeria. God bless Nigeria”.
It will be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo were also conspicuously absent at the burial ceremony in Abuja.