Sharing a photo of South African president, Cyril Ramaphosa, travelling to Durban in economy class on a Safair flight on Friday morning March 30th, BBC reporter Stephanie Hegarty who was quite vocal after Dapchi girls were abducted, shaded President Buhari who Lagos was shut down for following his visit.
Here’s what the BBC reporter tweeted;
The president of SA travels economy while the president of Nigeria shuts down the entire economic capital when he travels
President Cyril Ramaphosa was spotted travelling to Durban in economy class on a Safair flight on Friday morning. Ramaphosa’s co-passengers snapped photos with the president which were shared on Twitter.
Ramaphosa’s spokesperson Khusela Diko told News24 that the president will at all times use the mode of transport which is most practical, convenient and cost effective for his duties.
On the other hand, few days ago Lagos State Government announced that some roads will be shut during President Muhammadu Buhari’s two-day visit to Lagos. Nigerians condemned the virtual shutdown of Lagos due to the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari, and also berated the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode-led government for shutting down the nation’s commercial hub.
Here are some tweets about the shut down;
@MrTomide: Today is a terrible day to be a Buhari/APC supporter. my good friend @stalyf challenged anyone to mention JUST ONE project initiated and completed in 3 years of the disastrous Buhari/APC administration and get 20k but NOBODY could rise up to the challenge.
@OlusosuD: If Ambode ever builds a light rail in Lagos, we will just have to leave Lagos for him at the time of commissioning. Because, he will invite Jesus Christ.
@biolakazeem: Lagos is shut down because the president is in Lagos to commission a bus station. Not an underground train station. Or even a monorail. A bus station. A state supposedly led by a lettered man. Folks, Nigeria is finished. We can pack & go home now.
@DemolaRewaju: Agents of the State are mobilising 10 people from each ward in Lagos with a promise of NGN3,000 to come and hail Buhari while the police has caged the NBA Ikeja Branch which wishes to protest against Ambode’s retrogressive policies. Any crowd you see in Lagos today is rented.
@Chxta: Let’s focus. The compulsory exercise that we are participating in in Lagos today isn’t because of the old man. He has not even brushed his teeth this morning. It’s the pot-bellied one that is doing eye service that we should direct our ire at.