The Director-General, Media and Communications, Kano State Government, Salihu Yakasai popularly known by his Twitter handle @Dawisu has asked the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II to “stop opening his filthy mouth” for making a comment over the abduction of some children from Kano State.
Yakasai tweeted through his handle, @Dawisu, on Sunday.
Controversy has surrounded media reports on the abduction of some children from northern Nigeria to the South-East where they were given Igbo names and converted to Christianity.
But Sanusi on Saturday said Igbos should not be attacked. Instead, he blamed the northern parents for the incident noting that they had the bad habit of allowing their children roam the streets to beg thereby making them vulnerable to kidnap.
In his response, Ganduje’s aide said, “A very reckless comment to make. I wonder if any of his relatives get kidnapped or stolen, he will act the same way. The kids are not almajiris for goodness sake. SLS (Sanusi Lamido Sanusi) should have kept quiet instead of opening his filthy mouth to make such insensitive remarks. Nonsense!”
A very reckless comment to make. I wonder if any of his relatives get kidnapped or stolen if he will feel the same way. The kids are not almajiris for goodness sake. SLS should have kept quiet instead of opening his filthy mouth to make such insensitive remarks. Nonsense. https://t.co/9FiY9lP4GF
— Peacock (@dawisu) November 10, 2019
Dawisu and Emir are currently trending on Twitter and many Twitter users are reacting to the development. See some tweets;
I see no problem in what Emir SLS said with regards negligence of our kids in Arewa! We need to protect our kids and take care of them! Where in Nigeria do you see a kid of 5 years roaming the streets and begging in the Night? We need to tell ourselves the bitter truth!
— Taha (@geotaha) November 10, 2019
Northerners know what SLS said about parents being careless on their kids is true. Hypocrisy is knowing this truth but condemning what the Emir said because you want to protect your heritage. Keep denying that some parents don’t treat their kids like animals. We all know the fact
— Yasoh (@Yaseerkugu) November 10, 2019
“Speak the truth even if it is bitter….” Prophet Muhammad
Emir Sanusi might be a noise maker agreed; but is he saying the truth? Sentiments aside is he saying the truth despite the noise making?
— Taha (@geotaha) November 10, 2019
I know it’s a pastime to demonize Emir Sanusi for his truths, what he said about the parents of those abducted kids is how it’s done in, say, the US or the UK. If you leave a kid in harm’s way there, you won’t only be prosecuted, that child will be handed over to Social Welfare.
— Gimba Kakanda (@gimbakakanda) November 10, 2019
— Engr Mustapha – MNSE (@Engineer_Musty) November 10, 2019
The Emir of Kano should keep quiet with his filthy mouth? You can disagree without insults. No Yoruba man will insult the Alaafin of Oyo or Ooni of Ife openly like this. Karma is real remember?
Anyways we are the #Omoluabis
— Jerry Durojaiye ☁️ (@kokomatic) November 10, 2019
No matter how u disagree with Emir SLS, I think using derogatory statements like “opened his filthy mouth” is really not nice against one’s Emir.
But what do I know?
— Muhammad Shittu (@eazyshittu) November 10, 2019
In the 19th century, when England had the street children (Almajiri) crisis, it was openly discussed, and ideas were brought up to tackle the crisis. This crisis has to be made a subject of discussion, and this is what Emir Sanusi wants. But some want it to be a secret pic.twitter.com/CFciEhyhH8
— Obinna Nwosu (@obi_Nwosu) November 10, 2019