Shortly after the April 30th meeting of Nigeria’s
president, Muhammadu Buhari and US
president Donald Trump, shocking reports have
emerged that the later referred to Buhari as
“lifeless”. The US president was quoted to have
told his aides, ‘he never wanted to meet someone
so lifeless again.’
According to Financial Times, in an article titled
Africa looks for something new out of Trump, “The
first meeting, with Nigeria’s ailing 75-year-old
Muhammadu Buhari in April, ended with the US
president telling aides he never wanted to meet
someone so lifeless again, according to three
people familiar with the matter.”
Here is a screenshot of the article.
We have gone through comments on social media
as to what Nigerians think about the statement,
here are a few with came up with.
“ Trump’s alleged remarks is something to
worry about – we might not like our
Presidents Policies but jubilating that a man
that is almost same age as him even if he
was younger but to refer to the Nigerian
President as “Lifeless” is rather unfortunate
– Buhari represents us all.
— Khaleesi (@AbangMercy) August
27, 2018 ”
“ Buhari went abroad to call us criminals and
lazy. So, if Trump calls him lifeless, nothing
— Faisal (@JajaPhD) August 27, 2018
“ If Donald Trump legit called Mohammed
Buhari “Lifeless”… I am proud of him cos no
one has used a better descriptive word to
describe his Excellency.
— Ferdinand (@Burmese_Tyga) August 27,
“ You all remember when Buhari was abroad
and he labelled us Fantastically corrupt and
lazy youths? Yes Trump just did a clap back
on our behalf to call him lifeless.
— Adeeko Kehinde T (@Adeekehinde)
August 27, 2018 ”
“ It’s not about praising Buhari but what he’s
praise on. Trump is about governance not
your emotions. He’s interested in deals. He’s
a business man. Your Buhari went there for
photo ops while Trump was expecting him to
come with proposals for bilateral issues.
— ThankGod Ukachukwu (@kcnaija) August
27, 2018 ”