Nigerians have taken to social media to protest against the Presidential Broadcast of President Muhammadu Buhari who spent over one hundred days in the United Kingdom on medical vacation.
Some Nigerians who took to social media to rant said that the speech was recorded, and that shows the President was not strong enough, while others anticipated that he would talk about the ASUU strike amongst other pressing issues but they were disappointed.
Here are some tweets:
#PresidentialBroadcast Very unimpressive disjointed speech!!! pre-recorded &heavily edited!
6 minutes speech to explain 105 days absence!!!!
— Tcee 🇳🇬 (@emmaikumeh) August 21, 2017
#Presidentialbroadcast, Buhari should have said all he needs to say on arrival and not asking us to wait, then this! Am disappointed
— AGBATOR SOLOMON O (@primus231_) August 21, 2017
— Cabiojinia (@cabiojinia) August 21, 2017
Tell Pre Buhari that Social Media is not Nigeria’s problem. Tackle D Issue of Recession, Boko Haram, Asuu & Herdsmen#PresidentialBroadcast
— Osas Cruz (@OsasCruz) August 21, 2017
I can give an instant Citizen’s feedback to President @MBuhari that his Speech this morning was a a terrible case of MISSED OPPORTUNITY. ✍️️
— Oby Ezekwesili (@obyezeks) August 21, 2017
However, some Nigerians were happy with the Presidential Broadcast. Here are some tweets:
Baba’s speech lasted for 5minutes addressing *one Nigeria* and *fight against corruption* then *he’s glad to be home* #presidentialbroadcast
— EL-NOVIO 💯 (@_novio_) August 21, 2017
kept it short and simple yet one message was clear: govt will go tough on those that foment trouble. #PresidentialBroadcast
— Buchi Jakes Metuh (@buchiJ) August 21, 2017
You Heard the Man….Nigerias Unity is Non-Negotiable …So all those Ultimatum Landlords and Nnamdi…Be afraid …#PresidentialBroadcast
— Nnwoka Daniel (@deehumorous) August 21, 2017
Others lamented the attitude of those who complain, explaining that the Speech was not more than a “I am back and glad” message hence expectations should not have been too high.