Nigerians react to Buhari's Independence Day speech, attack aide

Nigerians react to Buhari's Independence Day speech, attack aide

Nigeria has come a long way and 60 years is not child's play. The nation which prides itself as the "Giant of Africa" is celebrating its diamond jubilee on October 1, 2020.

As with every other year, President Muhammadu Buhari addressed the nation in a broadcast aired in the early hours of the day. You can read the full speech here.

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It appears some Nigerians are not too pleased with the speech and are pouring their anger on a presidential aide, Tolu Ogunlesi.

Nigerians react to Buhari's Independence Day speech, attack aide
Buhari addressed Nigerians on October 1. Photo Credit: Femi Adesina
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Some are of the opinion that the speech did not do justice to the realities on ground and they blamed Tolu for it.

Someone noted that the president did not address issues in the education sector.

According to some other Nigerians, the Independence Day speech by Buhari did not make much sense.

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@cremechic11 tweeted:

"Na wah for this kain Independence Day Speech. Was Buhari’s intention to spread Independence Day cheer and celebrations or to threaten us??"

Someone even accused Tolu of writing the speech.

Bolouere with the Twitter handle @boluxxxx wrote:

"Tolu please, be using language that will convince us Buhari knows about this Twitter account. What is epoch?"

@therealdaddymo1 commented:

"After reading Tolu Ogunlesi’s thread on behalf of Buhari, I realize that Nigeria is in a deeper mess than I had previously thought. So many crassly flawed points and misguided irregularities.
"I now understand more than ever the over-reliance and dependence of Nigerians on God."

Papa Riri with the handle @PapaRiri4 wrote:

"Nigeria is a funny country. On Independence Day, Buhari gave a speech while Tolu is Trending for composing it."

Tosin Olugbenga described the speech as disastrous.

According to @AimThatMachine_, the speech is all about comparing Nigeria to other nations.

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Another Twitter user asked Tolu to allow Buhari tweet himself.

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Independence Day usually comes with tons of reactions, both negative and positive, from Nigerians in the country and abroad. This year is no different. gathered some of these reactions to give you a feel of what Nigerians are thinking about the 60th Independence Day celebration.

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