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Sallah: Outrage on Nigerian Social Media Over Buhari’s Audio Message in Hausa [TWEETS]

Nigerians in the social media have condemned an audio recording in Hausa language of President Muhammadu Buhari’s message to Nigerians on the occasion of the Eid-el-Fitr.

For the first time since President Muhammadu Buhari left the country for the United Kingdom 50 days ago, the Presidency, on Sunday, released his voice message to Nigerians.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the voice message was released to debunk reports that the President was suffering from speech impairment.

The audio clip, The Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, had, in a statement on Saturday conveyed the message of the President to Nigerians.

On Sunday, the BBC aired a recorded audio version of Buhari’s message.

The message, which took the President about one minute and three seconds to deliver, is the audio version of the statement released by Shehu.

Buhari stated in the message, “I am immensely grateful to God for his mercy in guiding us successfully to conclude another Ramadan. My greetings to all Nigerian Muslims and our brother Christians on the occasion of Eid-el-Fitr:

“May the lessons of Ramadan, namely piety, self-denial, prayers and generosity to the poor and the needy, be with us for all time.

“I, again, appeal to all Nigerians to avoid reckless statements or actions against our fellow countrymen. We should all resolve to live in peace and unity in our great country, which is the envy of many less-endowed nations.”

The audio recording has fuelled concerns that the President is suffering from speech impairment and memory loss.

Displeased by what they described as a divisive Sallah message coming from the country’s President, Nigerians have taken to micro-blogging site Twitter to air their concerns.

Below are some tweets;

 

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