Bashir el-Rufai, the son of the governor of Kaduna state, asked why northerners need a driver’s license to use their vehicles in the country they own.
Bashir responded to a Twitter user who claimed that citizens could drive through northern Nigeria without permits for 20 years.
The user wrote, “you can drive a vehicle in the north for more than 20 years without a license,” to which the governor’s son replied, “why would we need licenses to drive on the roads in a country we own?”
The question, posed on Bashir’s Twitter page on Thursday, sparked a wave of mixed reactions from Nigerians.
Why would we need road licenses in a country we own? https://t.co/MI3pRfxEWd
– Bashir El-Rufai (@BashirElRufai) April 8, 2021
While some users downplayed the weight of the tweet, others criticized it for suggesting that northerners own the land.
“Imagine what the governor’s son is saying, someone who should be an example to others, even says that we don’t need a driving license in 2021 in the 21st century,” the user wrote.
Another user wrote: “Bash’s answer is completely incorrect. Call it sarcasm or whatever.
“His response can be used against him in the near future, but still, I want to understand which of the north the guy is talking about at all? If it is then northern Nigeria. The guy is a joke. ”
I think it is necessary for there to be some kind of common sense among drivers. people can sometimes abuse their rights.
– IT speed7 (@ itopa7) April 8, 2021
Imagine what the governor’s son says, someone who should set an example for others, even says that we don’t need a license to drive in 2021
In the 21st century
– 𝐊𝐞𝐥echi (@kaycdgreat) April 8, 2021
Lol..when it doesn’t suit you you call it saccharism
– 𝐊𝐞𝐥echi (@kaycdgreat) April 8, 2021
Bash’s answer is completely incorrect, call it sarcasm or whatever, his answer could be used against him in the near future, but I still want to understand which of the north guy is talking about at all?
If it is then northern Nigeria
This guy is a joke
– ShekNettanJoseph (@ShekNettan) April 8, 2021
Let them use them, today?
Do they need his answer to come up with bold lies soaked in obvious fanaticism like the OP?
– Yetunde Eluyoye (@Yetundemee) April 8, 2021
You are the real son of your father. This is your confession pic.twitter.com/JmZCx11ZXJ
– (AG) (@ skelly16th) April 8, 2021
I am not an idiot not to accept the acceptance of a very rude fact. Wherever I turn there things that remind me that you actually own this land. I don’t know what’s funny, we South can’t do absolutely anything. I know everyone wants me to believe this is some kind of sarcasm https://t.co/WwNsDuSX9z
– Anambra: Gini na-émé (@AnambraNakpotu) April 8, 2021
What does he think at all?
Because I’m confused by your tweet.
How do you own a road in Nigeria?
– Honey. Ikedi (@_Ikedi) April 8, 2021
Dude, you’re actually assuming anyone can afford meaningful data. The next thing now is that you’ll see your blog post with afternoon kids bringing a gene rope to pull Elrufai.
But I love your sarcasm and trolling, e de bang!
– Raji Olayinka (@clefraj) April 8, 2021
Then why do we need a license to practice medicine in the country we own? Ordinary man ..
– BallastB (@ Bolarewaju12) April 8, 2021
Imagine a son @elrufai thinking this way, SMH
– Okoduwa charles (@okoduwa_charles) April 8, 2021
What arrogance! You must not always be trendy for the wrong reasons. 1804 is still alive. But what do I know?
– DAN’AZUMI Joseph (@ Maitakama90) April 8, 2021
This is not the first time Bashir has posted headlines due to controversial tweets.
In 2020, he said he would rather be beheaded rather, he apologized for posting photos before the wedding that his conservative Muslim audience found controversial.
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