Femi Adesina, one of the spokespersons to President Muhammadu Buhari in few hours released a press statement that indicated that the president received condolences visit from leaders from Southwest over the death of Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru and ten others that died in plane crash.
The Presidency through Femi Adesina had earlier also reported that representatives of the Nigeria governors forum paid condolences visit on President Muhammadu Buhari over the death of the army chief and other personnel.
No report have indicated that these same group of politicians and governors have visited Mrs Fati Attahiru, the wife of the late chief of army staff, Ibrahim Attahiru or the wives or families of the other falling heroes.
This is exception to some politicians who have thought it wise to visit the homes of the bereaved families to console them.
But some Nigerian politicians have continued to pay condolences visit to President Muhammadu Buhari over the death of Chief of Army staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru and 10 others who died on Friday in Kaduna plane crash, possibly abandoning the bereaved families for obvious reasons best known to them.
OsazuwaAkonedo reports that paying condolences visit to head of government in the demise of her citizen or any other tragedy is usually a national and international diplomatic relations strategies to strengthen relationship.
Ibrahim Attahiru and 10 other army personnel who died in the Kaduna plane crash were national public servant, not a state or regional army officers whose death should build diplomatic relationship between President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigerian politicians.
To be specific, the condolences paying politicians among other Nigerians including President Muhammadu Buhari were the direct boss of the falling heroes.
It is more wise if the bosses pay condolences visit to the wives, children and other family members of the falling heroes as a way to lighten up and lift the spirit of Nigerian soldiers who have surrendered their lives for the protection of others.
President Muhammadu Buhari and the visiting Nigerian politicians are in the same category diplomatically and by protocol.
The condolences paying Nigerian politicians are not foreigners.
So, why leaving the families of their servants to pay condolences visit on another servant who should have led all of them to console the badly wounded families.
A more responsible President would have asked or request the Nigerians to pay visit on the bereaved families to help console the wives, children, and their aged parents.
It is sad even President Muhammadu Buhari could not attend the burial of the head of his foot soldiers who died along 10 others in active service.
The President has not even visited any of the bereaved families except phone calls.