The portrait of President Goodluck Jonathan is gradually
disappearing in federal institutions, business centres and
other public offices in Kano State.
Constitutionally , Jonathan ’s portrait should adorn public
offices and institutions until his handover on May 29.
But our correspondent observed that the portrait of
President- elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, have taken
over in many offices.
The development confirms many cannot wait for Jonathan
to get out of office on May 29.
As a result, the demand for the portrait of Buhari has soared
with each going for as high as N 1 , 500 on many streets of
It was gathered that manufacturers of the portraits have run
out of stock after making stupendous money .
In one of the offices visited by our correspondent, Buhari’s
portrait welcomes visitors at the reception .
With Buhari spotting a red cap , a spectacle and a white
male flowing gown, the portraits has an inscription: His
Excellency General Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR ),
President Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces
Federal Republic of Nigeria .
A café operator, who craved for anonymity, along Civic
Centre Road where the portrait of the president -elect was
conspicuously hanged on the wall , said : “Buhari has won
the election and that was the change we were looking for
and the change has eventually come .
“ So, we wouldn ’t want to waste time delaying the time for
his inauguration before we start hanging his portrait .”