It’s been 49 ridiculous days since the President told us he was travelling to the United Kingdom on a 10-day leave. He still hs not granted Nigerians the courtesy of a direct address about the nature of the ailment that led him to indefinitely postpone his return to his official duties for which Nigerians elected him.
But there have been a lucky few who have got the chance to speak with him in person or over the phone. They include the Senate President, Vice President, the Governor of Kano State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and many others. Those who have lost loved ones have generally had an easy pass to hear the President’s voice from Minister Dalung and now to the former governor of Ekiti State who lost his father, the former governor of the defunct Western Region, Major-General Adeyinka Adebayo who died in his sleep last night.
Senior special assistant to the President on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, as usual notified us of this phone call on his Facebook:
“In a telephone call from London to the son of the late general and former governor of Ekiti State, Niyi Adebayo, the President lamented that Nigeria will surely miss the uncommon patriotism and nationalism which General Adebayo typified… President Buhari prayed that Almighty God will console the Adebayo family and grant the soul of the departed elder statesman eternal rest.
Mr Adesina added that: “Mr Niyi Adebayo, while thanking President Buhari for the call and commiserations, also wished the President good health.”
Honestly, we just wish wish the President will douse some of the ridiculousness surrounding this his “vacation” with a simple teleconference with us too.
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