- Governor Zulum of Borno state stirred reactions on social media as he stopped his convoy to assist some women fetching firewood
- Photos of the incident have gone viral as some Nigerians praised the governor for the kind act
- Governor Zulum is popular for his admirable acts of maintaining direct interactions with Borno citizens, regardless of social class
Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state on Monday, March 29, stopped his convoy to assist some women and girls who were fetching firewood by the roadside in the Monguno area of the northeastern state.
Firewood is the major energy source for cooking and heating among rural households in the insurgency-ravaged area, Daily Trust noted.
In some of the viral photos, the Borno state governor was seen surrounded by his security aides who helped some of the women.
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The governor's action has earned him the admiration of some Nigerians as photos of the incident continue to trend on social media.
Nevertheless, some people also criticised the governor, suggesting that his action may be politically-motivated.
Legit.ng curates some of the reactions to the governor's action on social media.
Enoma Eguakhide said on Facebook:
"It seems this man came from the wrong side of a nation. How could he have got human heart in the mist of inhuman generation.
"It shows that humans can be Godly if they fear God and live humanity. I wish you God's protection. Keep doing your good works."
Christian Okwori commended the governor as he also advised him to train and provide them with clean affordable renewable energies.
Emmanuel Ufot said:
"This Man is always in the news for good reasons.l know him for humility, kindness, Superior performance, selflessness and people centred leadership.GOD bless and keep Governor Zulum safe."
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Abdullahi Muhammad Ibrahim said:
"This is the great governor because he carry out the activities. unlike other they went to Abuja living there without knowing the situation of their masses."
Opeyemi Jamiu said:
"This man will make a good president in Nigeria, but they won't let him get there because of our political system."
Nsini Sunday said:
"I love this man and as a southerner, I would vote for him if he runs for president.
"This is one governor who loves his people wholeheartedly. God bless you sir."
Ifeyinwa Anyaoku said:
"I am remotely connected to this man, but culture, tribe put aside, he is the best governor of all 36 of them. More grease to your elbow governor zulum. We need more of you in Nigeria."
Nwachukwu Kenneth C. said:
"Hahaha, So all these years as a governor; he has not seen people fetching firewood before ?. We have been seeing this kind of movie very long time ago, Rochas Okorocha even ate , Akara, Garri, drive and was been driven in Keke na Pepe, carried babies by the road side. No be today nah. You are deceiving yourselves. Mad people everywhere!"
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Obong Atta Ekpeyong said it was stage-managed.
Modúpé Omomunmi advised the governor to better leave on time before Boko Haram attacks his convoys again.
Aminu Abdurrazak Ali simply called the Borno state governor an "eyeservice governor".
Meanwhile, members of the Borno state House of Assembly have put to rest the speculations of their plans to impeach Governor Zulum over alleged infractions.
Legit.ng gathered that the members, during a special sitting, on Friday, March 26, eulogised Governor Zulum during which they took turns to debunk the claims of impeachment.
The lawmakers, however, said contrary to the news making the rounds, they did not initiate any impeachment inquiry against the governor.