‘Buy Naija to grow the Naira’ advocate, Senator Ben Murray Bruce took to Twitter to say Nigerians who fly British Airways over Nigerian Carriers like Arik do not have the right to criticize the president for the crash of the naira.
Whenever you fly BA to London over Arik you lose your right to criticize President Buhari for the crash of the Naira #BuyNaijaToGrowTheNaira
— Ben Murray-Bruce (@benmurraybruce) October 9, 2016
This triggered reactions expressed with the hashtag #ArikHorrorStories.
Are we ready for #ArikHorrorStories?
Sir @benmurraybruce is your phone fully charged ? Do you have a power bank?
— Captain Charisma (@D_iiW) October 10, 2016
Nigerians are replying the senator’s tweet in a bid to tell him that Arik had offered them poor services in the past and the fact it is a Nigerian brand does not mean that they have to overlook their incompetence. Here are some tweets in the trend:
#ArikHorrorStories my pops was coming to visit me in school in Minnesota and midway through the flight the air conditioning stopped working
— A Pretty Ugly Nigga (@IseunLuese) October 10, 2016
Once on a flight from Abuja to Lagos Arik kept me waiting for 4 hours, then took me to Enugu before bringing me to Lagos. #ArikHorrorStories
— Naz Onuzo (@IamSnazz) May 24, 2012
— Joe Falter (@joefalter) October 10, 2016