Following the donation of $1 million by President Muhammadu Buhari to Afghanistan, a section of Nigerians have expressed anger over the president’s gesture amid hardship ravaging the country.
Recall that the Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, OIC, Hissein Brahim Taha had in a statement, disclosed that Buhari donated the money over the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.
“This donation comes in time to add a new momentum to OIC’s efforts to contribute to easing the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan and to help in catering for the needs of millions of Afghan people, including women and children”, the statement added.
However, some Nigerians who took to their Twitter handles to express their feelings, tackled the president for allegedly ignoring the numerous challenges in the country to donate such an amount to the Islamic nation.
Below are some of the reactions compiled by DAILY POST.
@Cvans5A: “Nigeria Senate approves loan request for president Buhari which he then squanders as he pleases – travels, birthday bash at Dubai and donates to the radical Islamic state of Afghanistan. As he pleases, who did this to us?”
@achemejnr: “How can Buhari, who is a perpetual borrower, donate $1 million to Afghanistan, while we have many internal crises at hand that need attention? Buhari’s body language speaks volumes. Taliban and Boko Haram”.
@Aniyielfeanyic1: “With our out-of-this-world load of issues, loan burden and perennial deficit in every aspect of our national life, somebody deems it fit to ‘dash’ (gift) a Taliban-controlled state, $1m of our almost ‘expired’ foreign reserve”.
@Marcelo: “Mr. President is donating $1 million to Afghanistan but has no money to pay ASUU. What a misplace of priority. Religion before the well being of Nigerians. President Buhari Donates $1m To Afghanistan, we are finished”.
@Moralevitae: “Blood of Jesus Christ. If a Southern Christian president donates the same amount to a Christian country, some hypocritical bloodletting leeches will burn down the country. What is the difference between Nigeria and Afghanistan today? It’s a big shame on brainless Buhari”.