According Femi Fani-Kayode, former Minister of Aviation, Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello, is steeped in ignorance because he doesn’t know that an average American official refers to anyone as ‘sir’. FFK as is popularly called attributed a statement t0 Governor Bello saying “Let us see who they will present to contest against President Muhammadu Buhari who even President Donald Trump referred to as sir”. According to Femi Fani-Kayode, it is pure ignorance for Bello to say President Trump referring to Buhari as sir is sign of endorsement as it is a normal American practice to refer to even criminals as ‘Sir’.
See tweet below;
See how some Nigerians reacted
It’s not about Bello’s ignorance. Present your candidate, Simple!
Hasten up your search for a candidate and present one. Save us the noise pollution.
— Yusuf Illo (@talk2yusuf) May 13, 2018
Trump used the word sir out of respect cos he sees Buhari as his grandfather… Period
— Donsteve (@Donstev07340048) May 13, 2018
How would he know? We have a lot of naive people in government! The governor possibly thinks that Americans use "Sir" in the same capacity as Nigerians use "His Excellency"!
— Agu (@EkezuIkpa_III) May 13, 2018