The funeral of Nigeria deceased chief of staff, Abba Kyari is currently trending on social media for the wrong reason as citizens of the nation has branded the government ‘hypocrite’ over the large number of people it allowed to attend the burial ceremony.
Abba Kyari died on Friday from coronavirus complications and was laid to rest in Abuja during the early hours of Saturday, April 18, according to Muslim rites. But many Nigerians are not happy about the manner at which his burial was conducted and have taken to Twitter to call out the government.
Disgruntled Nigerians dragged the federal government for breaking the quarantine act established to curb the spread of the coronavirus by allowing the gathering of so many people at the burial site.
The ceremony also brought afresh memories of the birthday bash held by Nollywood actress Funke Akindele and husband, JJC Skillz which led to their arrest, prosecution and conviction.
Nigerians demanded that the FG apologize to Mrs. Akindele as they too had broken social distancing order by allowing more than 20 people attend Abba Kyari’s burial rites.
Check out the reactions below:
If we do not use the same energy that we used on Funke Akindele to change it for the government as regards to this burial, then we owe her an apology. And that means Burna Boy was right, so we also owe him an apology.
— AJ | Adonai Jacuzzi (@mrmanhere_) April 18, 2020
If the FG could sentence FUNKE Akindele to punishment via Community service and a fine for Holding a house party this #COVIDー19 season but hold a funeral rite for Abba Kyari attended by well over 100 persons.
What happened to Social Distancing rules?
How is that for Hypocrisy??
— AURA❤️COOL (@TWEETORACLE) April 18, 2020
If what I saw today @Abba Kayri's burial is Nigeria's definition of social distancing, then Funke Akindele deserves serious apologies and payment for damages done to her family from Lagos State government.
— Ovutor (@ovuforever1) April 18, 2020
Firstly, why did the NCDC released the corpse? How many corpse have they released so far??
Secondly, when will the police arrest and charge everyone that was present at the mallam Abba kyari funeral as they did to funke akindele for violating the quarantine act? 🤔
— Akeula Trendy™ (@akeula_trendy) April 18, 2020
Funke Akindele was punished for hosting a birthday party and now our leaders came out in hundreds for Abba Kyari's burial🤡 Who are we purnishing this time? The dead??
— D-rector (@iam_drector) April 18, 2020
#funkeakindele but not as they do.
They arrested and convicted the popular thespian, Funke Akindele for having a birthday party for her husband, violating social distancing, abeg, who go arrest these incorrigible politicians
Bunch of hypocrites
— Olumuyiwa.com.ng (@OlumuyiwaBlog) April 18, 2020
It’s a shame that’s we have laws for the common man different from those that are ruling class. Actress Funke Akindele was in court for housing a party, meanwhile Abba Kyari's burial has so much crowd, no social distancing. No nothing! 🤡
— E B I T U™ (@EbituPromise) April 18, 2020
In fairness to Funke Akindele, I join millions of Nigerians to call on the @PoliceNG to arrest sympathisers present at Abba Kyari funeral service. These folks violated @NCDCgov COVID-19 social distancing rules.
The law is not made for the poor. Arrest them Now!
— Jamal Duke (@JamalDuke5) April 18, 2020
The NPF guarding the venue of the funeral were the same clowns gunning people down for leaving their houses.
If this how we want to play it, then Funke Akindele should get her record expunged and let us all go about our business as usual.
— Adunni Achebe (@_Adadioramma) April 18, 2020
3 Talking points from this picture
1.Funke Akindele was prosecuted not obeying social gathering.
2. These Northerner just did the same, they should all be quarantined. No one is above the law.
3. Above all, kudos to all health workers. They are the best. I throw salute ❤❤ pic.twitter.com/9cXZba04Lc
— JayNaija (Blogger) (@JayNaija) April 18, 2020
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