Bandits hired private jets to attend Buhari son’s wedding - Gumi.

Sheikh Gumi lashes Politicians for using government resources to do ‘eye service’.

Controversial Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has given a hard tackle to politicians who hired private jets to attend the wedding ceremony of Yusuf Buhari, the son of President Muhammadu Buhari labeling them out rightly as bandits.

Gumi faulted Nigerian politicians for hiring private jets to attend the wedding during a preaching programme at Sultan Bello Mosque in Kaduna on Saturday.

“Umar bn Kattab once took 16 dinar, which is equivalent to 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. With your money, you can’t get a private jet because they were all booked.

“Some people are in captivity in both the bush and cities. Hunger is everywhere. People are facing all manner of problems, yet politicians spent public funds on private jets.

“When Prophet Mohammed married off his daughter, who came from Mecca or Yemen? In the entire Medina, no righteous persons to oversee the solemnization?

“First it was not an obligatory religious gathering. Umar Ibn Kattab went to Hajj. Second, public funds were taken to hire the private jets.

The cleric lamented about how politicians corrupted the clergy, saying religious leaders have become subservient to politicians.

“Some religious leaders cannot survive without behaving in a servile manner towards politicians.

“Politicians have spoilt the clerics. Atrocities are committed in the country but no one can speak up.

“You are spending money to hire jets to go to the wedding, while criminals are holding people to ransom in the bush. The criminals (bandits) are milking the people.

“Some people have never earned N1million in their life, but bandits would demand N10million. How many people sold their houses, farms, everything… and collected loans to pay a ransom?

“People think only those in the bush (bandits) milk us dry, no! Even our leaders milk us dry. Where did they get the money to hire all these jets?

“In one of the states, some pictures of a dilapidated hospital were sent to me. The roof was blown off and a patient was lying on the bed. That governor is in Kano to attend the wedding.

“How many schools were rehabilitated? The money that should be used to cater for the people is the one they hire private jets to junket around. Are you not also a bandit?

“We vent our anger against ourselves, other tribes. People are left killing themselves because of poor leadership,” Sheik Gumi added.

President Buhari’s son married Zarah Bayero, the daughter of Emir of Bichi, Nasiru Bayero in a grand ceremony held in Bichi, Kano on Friday.

The wedding was attended by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, former President Goodluck Jonathan, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, serving and former governors, traditional rulers, as well as prominent personalities from within and outside the country.

Nigeria’s leading politicians across party divide including past and present governors, President of Niger Republic and other dignitaries displayed wealth frontally on Friday by flying over 25 private jets to Kano State to attend the wedding of Yusuf, the son of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Watch video of the jets here https://youtu.be/INwR07xgZhI

The dignitaries also reportedly booked all prominent hotels in the state.

Amid the country’s rising debt profile blamed on wasteful expenditure by the leadership, over 100 private jets touched down on Friday at the Mallam Aminu Kano Airport owned by politicians and other affluent people attending the wedding.



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