Femi Fani-Kayode Mock Presidency For Saying Rats Damage Buhari’s Office


Former Aviation Minister Femi Fani-Kayode backlash the Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu over rats in President’s office comment.

Many Nigerians perceive the comment as ridiculous as Shehu tell international media BBC Pidgin Service on Tuesday that the office was being renovated because rodents damaged it.

In his statement spoken in the infamous Nigerian Pidgin English, the media aide said:

“After im no dey for office for about three months, rodents don cause plenty damage for di furniture and air conditioning units wey dey for im office and dis na why e dey work from home for now.”

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BuzzNigeria reported about rats invading the President Buhari’s office and more media reports quoted Mr. Shehu to have added:

“These are also general works and it is not uncommon for Nigerian presidents to also work from the Presidential Villa.

“I do not have that level of detail and it’s unclear how long the refurbishment would last.”

While these statements became a subject of mockery trending the social media, the outspoken member of the opposition party, PDP (Peoples Democratic Party) Femi Fani-Kayode took to his twitter page to call for the President to resign quote:

“Yesterday he fled from his rat-infested office and today he has cancelled the weekly FEC meeting. Baba resign!”

Other citizens who commented on via BuzzNigeria Facebook page described the President’s aides as more comedians than Basketmouth.

One of them, Enemi Attah said,

“I know PMB did not have people that can handle public affairs appropriately. A common rat will be posted on Facebook. If I were him [Mr, Buhari], I must relief Shehu of his appointment. We should use wisdom in managing issues.”

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Another user Fecilia Akinwale said,

“Rats destroying Buhari’s office? Why only his office? Why didn’t they also destroy (Yemi) Osinbajo’s office? Shehu Garbage, try another lie when he refuses to show up at FEC tomorrow (Wednesday) because that hall was in use every week since the old man left Nigeria.”

A civil society group, Office of the Citizens of the Federal Republic of Nigeria said the claim was meant to cover up Buhari’s weakness and inability to cope with the rigour of office due to ill-health.

According to the group, APC administration is struggling with truth, integrity, and transparency, adding that the kind of lies the current administration is churning out is ridiculous and embarrassing to this nation.