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3 Major Reasons President Buhari Ought to Have Attended Tolulope Arotile Burial Ceremony [OPINION]

Following the lifting of the lockdown on states across the country as of the first of July, the drama and events that has happened ever since is at its apex.

One of which is the tragic exit of the first female combat helicopter pilot in Nigeria, Tolulope Oluwatoyin Arotile on the 14th of July. It was a National loss that grieved not only her family but also the entire country. She died as a result of blunt force trauma and excess bleeding after her secondary school classmate hit her while revising his vehicle.

Now, just on Thursday 23rd of July the NAF historian was laid to rest at the National Military Cemetery in Abuja and several senates and honourables including family members were present at her funeral paying their respect and mourning her early exit. President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier gone on what is termed a "Peace Mission" to Mali where he would assist their government on the security issues of their country.

I in my honest opinion find this disheartening that at the very time Nigeria needs its leader, he is on another mission to do for another country what he has not done for his very own country. YES, this is a time when we need the president, instead he is on a peace mission for a foreign country when there is no peace in his own country.

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA has condemned president Mohammadu Buhari over his trip to Mali and has described it as SHAMEFUL and indeed it is.

The president ought to have pay his respect at the first female combat helicopter pilot funeral by attending. Rather, he embarked on a "FALSE MISSION" (as i would like to call it). I'll share 3 major reasons The President of Nigeria ought to have attended Tolulope Arotile burial on Thursday.

(1) To Honor Tolulope Arotile as The First Female Combat Helicopter Pilot in Nigeria:

As the President of the country and knowing fully well Tolulope Arotile was the first female combat helicopter pilot in Nigeria, the least he could have done was attend her burial and pay his respects.

(2) To Show His Condolence to Her Family:

It would have been the right time and place to show his Condolence to the family members of Tolulope.

(3) He Would Have Been Making A Name for Himself:

Most Nigerians usually criticize President Buhari over most of his actions toward the benefit of the country. Now assuming he had attended Tolulope's funeral, Nigerians would have seen him in a different manner.

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