Popular Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has slammed politicians who hired private jets to attend the wedding of Yusuf Buhari, son of President Buhari.
Recall that the president’s son, Yusuf and his wife, Zahra Bayero exchanged marital vows in a wedding ceremony that took place in Bichi, Kano state last Friday, August 20.
The wedding ceremony attracted powerful dignitaries including former Nigerian leaders, diplomats, businessmen, monarchs and many others.
There was also a video which went viral online showing the large number of private jets that flew into the Aminu Kano International Airport for the wedding.
Expressing his displeasure, Sheikh Gumi said the politicians displayed opulence amid abject poverty in the country.
According to Guardian report, the cleric tackled the politicians while preaching at the Sultan Bello Mosque in Kaduna over the weekend.
“Umar bn Kattab once took 16 dinar, which is equivalent of N2,040,000 today, from the treasury as estacode to Hajj. After their return, Umar admitted to Abdallah that they wasted public funds. Somebody told me private jets in Nigeria were all hired for the wedding of Buhari’s son.
Some people are in captivity in the bushes and cities. Hunger is everywhere. People are facing all manner of problems, yet politicians spent public funds on private jets,” he said.
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