Tongues are wagging after a photo of 82-year-old retired judicial officer, Justice Sylvanus Nsofor who is Nigeria’s ambassador to US, welcoming President Buhari to New York for the UN General Assembly appeared online.
Nigerians are angry that such a man of his age could be bothering himself at a time he is supposed to be relaxing.
President Muhammadu Buhari is in New York to attend the 73rd Session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA73) which officially opened on Sept. 18.
The theme for this year’s Session is: “Making the United Nations relevant to all People: Global Leadership and Shared Responsibilities for Peaceful, Equitable and Sustainable Societies.”
In a country with over 70% young people, President Buhari and the APC found only an 82-year old man to represent Nigeria as its Ambassador to a place as sensitive, busy and serious as the U.S.
And some youths are online campaigning for Buhari's return in 2019. pic.twitter.com/bZMeXO2vm3
— Henry Shield (@henryshield) September 24, 2018
The President and the Ambassador to the United States of America in a warm 🤝.
Buhari’s ‘FOOTBALL AGE’ – 78
The ambassador to 🇺🇸- 92
YOU should be ashamed of yourself if you support this man for reelection. pic.twitter.com/nQEuvf5XVT
— ᴊᴏᴊᴏ ᴀ. (@Heir_2D_Throne) September 24, 2018
The Nigerian ambassador to the United States, Sylvanus Nsofor is 82 and it seems idleness has destroyed your brain function to the point you don't know what to discuss
— Livago Buhari (BMR/PT) (@Livago3) September 25, 2018
And he also appoint an 82 years man as Nigeria ambassador to US when 70% of the country population are youth. God will not forgive those campaigning for Buhari including Club080…
— Ekanem Aniekan (@Apology001) September 24, 2018
The ambassador is 85 not 92, he was a member of the 3-man appeal court panel that heard the petition of Buhari against Obasanjo on the 2003 presidential election.He, alone from d panel gave a minority judgement in favour of buhari .His appointment is kind of a pay back by PMB
— Omamuli Faka (@OmamuliFaka) September 24, 2018
Except you are a hireling or family to Buhari, if you are young Nigerians supporting @MBuhari reelection bid I just want to remind you that in this picture the putting a black hat is the Nigeria ambassador to United States and he's 91yo. Pause and think about these gerontocrats. pic.twitter.com/M2Z0TnL5mI
— Dr. kene (@LordSherriff) September 25, 2018