The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has sent gifts to a former driver of his children in the 1960s.
In a now-viral video, a man who revealed his name as Sani Adamu, an ex-serviceman with the code number 4913 was seen thanking President Buhari as he received some gifts of clothes to celebrate 2020 Eid-ul-Fitr.
According to Mallam Adamu, he has lived with President Muhammadu Buhari back 1964 in Lagos State for a space of eight years.
He also disclosed that he used to driver Buhari’s children to school while he was the governor of Borno, in Maiduguri.
Expressing his gratitude, Mallam Adamu said, “I have received the bountiful gifts to celebrate Sallah with, and I am grateful, may Allah uplift the President, I am so happy and grateful,”
As seen in the video, the gift consists of four packs of clothes (Baban Riga), caps, prayer rosery and bundles of money.
Speaking on the event, the Personal Assistant on New Media to President Buhari, Bashir Ahmad who posted the video on his Twitter handle said; “In the first instance, Mr. Sani Adamu has been identitied and visited by
@DanBorno and friends (we are grateful). New clothes to celebrate the forthcoming Eid el-Fitr have also been sent to him. More to follow in sha Allah. Thank you for bringing our attention.”
See the tweet below:
In the first instance, Mr. Sani Adamu has been identitied and visited by @DanBorno and friends (we are grateful). New clothes to celebrate the forthcoming Eid el-Fitr have also been sent to him. More to follow in sha Allah. Thank you for bringing our attention @Bulamacartoons. pic.twitter.com/j2mW9c6XQT
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) May 19, 2020
Nigerians on Twitter has, however, reacted to the gesture of the President.
See some of the reactions below;
This must have come from you.
This will not solve his problem,
That money will not last a month, when you want to help someone help him in a way that he will be Independent.
You are doing well
— Mohammed_Goni (@ColMuhammad) May 19, 2020
And if it’s true we are in a month of blessings why publicize your Good deeds
Mu gani sai akayi yaya
Give money that will make him depend on his self
Idan tsohon na da hnkli ya sayar da kayan I see no reason yasa waddan nan kaya masu tsada yana bukatan kudi
— Rt.Hon Basphar, PhD (@Abh_Pindiga) May 19, 2020
Good gesture. Allah ya saka Ma Mr President.
But please @MBuhari if he has children give them JOBS.
MAY YOU SUCCEED.
— Zailani AJ MUSa (@zailaniajmusa) May 19, 2020
ALLAH sarki old soldier he salutes always when talking about @MBuhari Pls let him meet his boss before it’s over.
— 𝔻𝕒𝕟-𝔹𝕒𝕕𝕖 (@adamzmg) May 19, 2020
I ain’t been a pessimist! But wlh tlh this doesn’t worth sharing….The old man deserves more! Haba don Allah wai meke damun mutane ne haka?
— Abdulmajid (@limanabdulmaji) May 19, 2020