A popular Islamic cleric, Sheikh Gumi has criticised Nigerian politicians for hiring private Jets to attend President Muhammad Buhari's son wedding amid abject poverty and hunger encompassing the country.
It was reported that the president's son, Yusuf and his wife, Zara Bayero exchange marital vows in a wedding commemoration that took place on Friday, 20th in Bichi, Kano State. The ceremony was, however, said to have attracted some powerful echelons ranging from politicians, businessmen, monarchs among others.
In reaction to a video of the wedding that appeared online, showing politicians trooping into the Aminu Kano International Airport in a hired Jets for the wedding.
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Gumi has described their displayed affluence as "lavishing of public funds amid poverty and captivity, he said politicians portrayed opulence amid abject poverty in the country.
According to a Guardian report, the cleric said, while preaching at Sultan Bello Mosque in Kaduna over the weekend that Nigerian politicians are deriving joys from the plague of hunger and insecurity wrecking the nation in this hard time. Tackle poverty and provide jobs for youths, he concluded.
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