Mixed reactions from concerned Nigerians have continued to trail the choice of some dignitaries in the country who chose to attend the wedding ceremony of one of the sons of the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, Abubakar Malami, in Kano while the burial of General Ibrahim Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff, and 10 others who died in Nigerian Airforce plane on Friday was ongoing in Abuja.
This spurred different reactions from Nigerians who felt the top military officers who died in active line of duty did not get the kind of last respect they deserve.
After the plane crash of Friday, Malami issued a statement, saying he had cut short his son’s wedding.
But it was pomp and pageantry in Kano when Abiru Rahman Malami, second son of the minister, got married at Alfurqan Juma’at mosque in the Kano metropolis.
Among the governors who attended the wedding were Bello Matawalle (Zamfara), Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto) Inuwa Yahaya (Gombe), Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano) and Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi).
ANGER ON SOCIAL MEDIA
The smooth running of the event, which was devoid of the national mourning, generated backlash on social media as seen in some of these tweets.
However, some top government officials honoured the deceased officers with their presence.
Among them were Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno; Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed; Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi; Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari; Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor and Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Awwal Gambo.