The Director General, Media and Communications at the Kano state government house, Salihu Tanko Yakasi, has reacted to the viral photo of the state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, "wrongly" wearing his seat belt in a private jet. Many Nigerians on social media yesterday mocked the state governor for using the seat belt on a private jet as though he was in a car.
Tanko this morning released a statement written in Hausa in which he stated that the Governor was wearing the seat belt correctly as some private jets have their seatbelts constructed like that of cars. The statement in Hausa read
"Ga wadanda ba su taba hawa Private Jet ba, bari na dan wayar muku da kai. Shi seatbelt din mafi yawancin sa ba irin na sauran jiragen passenger bane irin su Azman da Arik, shi seatbelt din sa irin na mota ne kamar yadda kuke gani a hotonun nan. Muna fatan Allah Ya bawa kowa ikon hawa private jet ko sau daya ne ko Allah zai sa kan wasu ya waye. Amin!".