JUST IN: Sacked For Criticising Buhari, Dawisu Leaves Nigeria
Salihu Tanko Yakasai, the immediate-past Special Adviser on Media to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, has left Nigeria.
Yakasai disclosed this in a tweet accompanied by photos of himself at an airport departure lounge.
“Japa….. Goodbye Naija! Alhamdulilah!” he wrote, along with an emoji of a smiling face with sunglasses.
Japa is a Yoruba street slang meaning “runaway”.
The father of three, who is popularly known as Dawisu on Twitter, did not say whether he was relocating from the country permanently.
Japa….. Goodbye Naija! Alhamdulilah! 😎 pic.twitter.com/MHz4lVFt2M
— Peacock (@dawisu) March 17, 2021
Yakasai is a son of Second Republic politician, Tanko Yakasai.
On February 26, he was arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) after he challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to secure the lives and property of Nigerians or resign.
He made the comment the same day that it emerged that 317 female students had been kidnapped at a government secondary school in Zamfara State. The girls have since been released.
He was sacked by Governor Ganduje a day later over “his continued unguarded comments and utterances which are deemed contrary to the stand of the All Progressive Congress (APC) government which he is serving”.