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‘Your Trouser Looks Like What You Did To Nigerian Economy’ — Reactions Trail Buhari’s Outfit To Imo

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President Muhammadu Buhari’s outfit to Owerri, the capital, has generated reactions on social media.

Buhari had visited the southeastern state to inaugurate four projects completed by the Governor Hope Uzodinma administration.

The president had donned a cream-coloured ‘Isi-agu’ top with matching pants, which are traditionally worn by the Igbo people.

Governor, Hope Uzodinma, who received the president at the Sam Mbakwe Airport, Owerri, was also clad in similar attire.

However, the fitting and length of the president’s pants became the center of attraction, with some Nigerians criticizing the tailor that made the dress.

Photos from the outing showed that the pants were short as the bottom hem of the trouser was high above the president’s ankle.

Reacting, a former aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, mockingly asked why the president agreed to wear the clothes.

“Look at the trouser you are wearing. Whoever gave you this trouser to wear is a coward. That person does not like you. But, unlike the average Igbo man in the Southeast, the person does not have the guts to say it to your face. Hence, he or she chose to show it to you by giving you trousers that no person would voluntarily choose to wear.


“Was it Kyari the tailor that sewed this trouser for you? Even you, how would someone present this trouser to you and you agree to wear it? Where is your judgment? Trouser that looks like what you did to the Nigerian economy? Even prisoners wear better trousers than this. Trouser that looks like what a plumber sewed. Honestly, Buhari you could have done better!” Omokri wrote in an Instagram post.

Below are other reactions on Twitter:

@pius_ib: “The tailor who made Buhari’s trouser should be invited by DSS for questioning, the photographer also. Our president deserves better.”

@Sports_Doctor2: “The tailor that sewed that trouser for Buhari deserves to be prosecuted….The trouser was scared of touching the ground.”

@Macain15: “Even the Igbo soil rejected the trouser.

@obynonwachineke: “The tailor that sew Buhari’s trouser and isi agụ can never make heaven. In fact DSS should arrest him or her for this show of shame meted out to the president…”

@OfficialArole: “In other news, same Nigerian President Buhari trouser look exactly like what he has done to the Nigerian Economy. I think the trouser is from KYARI THE TAILOR.”

@chimaob00814755: “…indeed the country is collapsing, with the condition of this trouser and shoes you will understand that there is a big problem, @NigeriaGov is there no iron in Aso Rock?”


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