Governor sends official car to student after Twitter plea
DHA photoThe governor of the Central Anatolian province of Kırıkkale sent his official car to the house of a sixth-grade student after the latter asked for a car because his normal service bus was not available amid the heavy snow.
“My governor, won’t the schools be closed? If they are not, then can you arrange an official car for us? Our service bus had an accident the other day,” tweeted the student, Sabri Buğra Uyaroğlu, to which Kırıkkale Gov. Mehmet İlker Haktankaçmaz replied by promising to do so.
“Dear Buğra, in order to get in the official car, one first needs to go to school even if there is heavy snow. I will take you to school one day with an official car,” Haktankaçmaz tweeted.
He then went to the student’s house with his official car and dropped the student off at school.
Noting that he had been receiving messages from students asking for schools to be closed due to winter conditions, Haktankaçmaz said necessary responsibilities should be fulfilled.
“In recent days, students have been asking for schools to be closed due to bad weather conditions in all provinces. The students are sending messages on social media like, ‘Let the schools be closed, there’s snow,’” he said, describing the dialogue he had with Uyaroğlu.
“I received such a message. There was a child’s innocence and a message and a joke that could be written by a smart child. Buğra, rightfully, asked me how he was going to get to school after his service bus had an accident. I didn’t write a reply to all the students, but replied to Buğra because [he had been creative]. Getting in the official car is a dream for everybody. However, one needs to show the necessary effort to do it,” he added.
Haktankaçmaz also said students needed to go to school even if there is heavy snow.
“I’m happy that I fulfilled the wish of a young and smart child,” he added.