- Ganduje’s media aide tells Sanusi to shut up over a comment made on child kidnapping.
- Twitter users cautioned Yakassai for insulting the monarch.
The Director-General, Media and Communications, Kano State Government, Salihu Yakasai, has been criticised for insulting the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II on Twitter.
Yakasai had tweeted through his handle, @Dawisu, on Sunday, telling the emir to “stop opening his filthy mouth” for commenting on the abduction of some children from Kano State.
It could be recalled that the relationship between the Emir and the Governor has not been rosy over time. What led to this was a heated debate in recent times regarding the abduction of some children from northern Nigeria to the South-East, where they were given Igbo names and converted to Christianity.
Sanusi had on Saturday said Igbos should not be attacked but blamed the parents for the incident. The former Central Bank Governor insisted that many northern parents had the bad habit of allowing their children to roam the streets to beg, thereby making them vulnerable to kidnap.
Responding to Sanusi’s comment, Yankassai 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!”
Many Twitter users reacting to his tweet have cautioned him for insulting the monarch.
Adamu Sarki Aliyu: “Our royal highness is on track. What he said is good. Don’t politicise his statement.”
Lamido: “Dawisu lost it a long time ago. I don’t know why he chose to be bitter with Muhammad Sanusi.”
@AY_Zarewa: “Dawisu has been ranting all over Twitter about SLS’ words, where are his children at 10 pm? Does he leave them roaming the streets? Go to Yakasai by 10.30 pm, you’ll see the meaning of negligence. This contributes to child trafficking and rape, like it or not.”