Former Aviation minister Femi Fani-Kayode has taken to his Twitter handle to slam the Minister of Defense, Bashir Salihi Magashi, over his condolence speech at the late Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru’s burial who perished in a military crash on Friday, May 21.
The Yoruba born politician who also call out President Buhari for not attending the funeral noted that the ministry’s speech was flawed as some words were mispronounced and unfitting for the context.
Reacting to the video, he wrote, ‘‘First Our president Refuses to attand the COAS burial even though he was in Abuja. The minister of defence was there, and instead of talking sense, he said he had come to express his ‘Heartless felt condolences’ Talking about a Freudian slip!! How much worse can this show get.”
First our President refuses to attend the COAS' burial even though he was in Abuja. The Minister of Defence was there & instead of talking sense he said he had "come to express" his "HEARTLESS felt condolences".
Talking about a Freudian slip!!! How much worse can this show get! pic.twitter.com/liFtMwtqbK
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) May 22, 2021
Naija News earlier reported that the Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru died in a military plane crash that occurred in Kaduna State.
The incident occurred on Friday at the Kaduna International Airport according to military sources. It was learned that the ill-fated aircraft crashed at the airport’s runway about 6 pm and about eight people on board are all feared dead.
“An air crash involving a @NigAirForce aircraft occurred this evening near the Kaduna International Airport. The immediate cause of the crash is still being ascertained. More details to follow soon” read a statement from Air Force spokesman Edward Gabkwet.