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Abuja highway shut for Buhari after shunning Gen Attahiru’s burial ‘to avoid road closure’

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The reason by the Presidency on President Muhammadu Buhari’s absence from the burial of late Chief of Military Workers, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru has turned out to be a ruse.

In Could, Buhari shunned the funeral of Attahiru, who died in a army aircraft crash close to the Kaduna airport.

The ill-fated plane was carrying the then COAS and almost a dozen officers, together with aides. The Nationwide Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) known as for an investigation.

The Nigerian chief’s failure to attend the ultimate rites for Attahiru was extensively condemned. The deceased was in workplace for less than 4 months.

Residents puzzled why Buhari, a retired Basic, didn’t bodily pay his final respect to an incumbent Military chief who handed away whereas on official responsibility.

In his response, presidential spokesman Garba Shehu mentioned his principal dislikes the concept of closing roads and safety males molesting folks for proper of means.

”The president is any person who’s so involved in regards to the security and wellbeing of extraordinary Nigerians on the streets.

“As a result of he doesn’t like this concept of closing roads, safety males molesting folks on the highway for the president to have the proper of means”, Shehu claimed.

However on Friday, because the President headed to Kano for the marriage of his son, Yusuf and Zahra Bayero, the highway resulting in Abuja airport was shut.

Motorists, commuters, logistics operators, amongst others, have been caught in a gridlock that lasted hours.

“Missed my flight, I’m so pissed. Some folks in all probability had well being emergencies. Our leaders make those that put them in energy undergo, it’s actually dangerous”, a citizen, Hassan, fumed.

Many received to their locations – airport, hospitals, retailers, faculties, workplaces, appointment venues – not on time.

Presidential actions trigger heavy visitors within the nation’s capital and different states. Safety personnel often block the highway hours earlier than the motorcade passes.

That of flight touchdown is worse as controllers advise pilots, no matter aircraft standing and gas stage, to stay within the air till they get clearance to land.

Yusuf and Zahra’s union will happen Friday afternoon after Jummah prayers, amid the surging third wave of COVID-19.

For the reason that outbreak in 2020, Kano has been one of many worst hit states by way of numbers of circumstances and deaths.

In early August, the federal authorities positioned the state, Akwa Ibom, Lagos, Oyo, Plateau, Rivers and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on purple alert.

 

 

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