Nigerians react to Buhari’s Eid-el Fitr speech delivered in Hausa

President-Muhammadu-Buhari

Many Nigerians have continued to react to the voice message said to have been released by President Muhammadu Buhari to Nigerians felicitating with them on the occasion of Eid-el Fitr.

The Presidency yesterday said Buhari, in the voice message, thanked Nigerians for their consistent prayers for his well-being. The President, who spoke for exactly one minute two seconds, delivered his first message to Nigerians in 50 days in his native Hausa language. 

He also urged all citizens, irrespective of their socio-political affiliations, to always avoid hate speech and divisive tendencies capable of causing disaffection among them.

He also prayed for good harvest as farmers embarked on agricultural activities occasion by the commencement of rainfalls across the country.

But reacting to the voice message former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-kayode said that it was not President Buhari that spoke in the Sallah audio recording. He also said it was an insult to Nigeria for the President to have spoken in Hausa language.

‘It was NOT @MBuhari that spoke in today’s Sallah day audio recording. And for whoever it was to address the nation in hausa is insulting.’

Also Reno Omokri‏ on his own said that ‘President Buhari is the President of all Nigeria. He is not the President of only those who can speak/understand Hausa! This is an outrage!!

More so Bolu Ayeye said ‘I don’t believe the person who gave the Eid message was Buhari’. 

See other twitter reactions below: