Trouble for Top Northern Governor's Son as Nigerians Blast Him Over 'Insensitive' Comment on ASUU

Trouble for Top Northern Governor's Son as Nigerians Blast Him Over 'Insensitive' Comment on ASUU

  • Nigerians have taken to Twitter to condemn the remarks made by Bashir El-Rufai, a son of the Kaduna state governor on the Academic Staff Union of Universities
  • These Nigerians believe that Bashir lacks the needed knowledge to understand ASUU's actions and strike
  • According to some of the citizens, the governor's son did not school in the country and can barely understand the need to achieve quality education in Nigeria

On Monday, August 29, Bashir El-Rufai, one of the sons of the governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai described the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) as a useless union.

Bashir in a tweet made on his personal account said that the union should be scrapped and replaced with education professionals that really care about Nigerian students.

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Bashir El-Rufai has received backlash from Nigerians for describing ASUU as a useless union. Photo: Bashir El-Rufai
Source: Twitter

He also noted that making a such move will do well to translate into a better future for Nigeria and her people.

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His words:

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"ASUU is a very useless Union. They should be scrapped & replaced with educators that actually give a damn about students and how that translates to the future of this country."

Nigerians react to Bashir's tweet on ASUU strike

However, shortly after his tweet, Nigerians took to the reply section of Bashir's tweet to condemn his remark about ASUU and some of its activities in the past years.

Some of the citizens went as far as using an analogy made by Bashir's father against his opinion of ASUU.

A Twitter user, Obinna said the Kaduna governor seems to understand the union and their strike actions.

Pulling a social media post from El-Rufai, the Twitter user also urged Bashir to thread carefully as not to speak against his own father,

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For another user, it was all appreciation for Ezinne, who like Obinna shared El-Rufai's assertions about ASUU under Bashir's tweet.

Erazuwa Unuigbe in his reaction to Bashir's opinion of ASUU said it would be important and helpful for the governor's son to understand the concept of the union and their actions.

He said Bashir has no business with this basic knowledge as he never had his university education in Nigeria

For Mohammed, ASUU is not a useless union as opined by Bashir. However, the union has done well by refusing to endorse the elites' desire to prevent the poor from having access to quality education in Nigeria.

ASUU strike: Top southwest university dumps union, announces fresh re-opening date

Despite the ongoing Academic Staff Union of University strike, the Ekiti State University has announced its resumption date.

The management of EKSU urged students of the institution to resume academic activities on Monday, August 29.

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According to a circular by EKSU, the decision was taken by members in key positions of the institution.

FG talks tough, reveals fresh payment plan for ASUU after 186 days-long strike

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities will not be paid for the six months they did not work, the Federal Government had said.

The decision of the FG was made public by the minister of education, Adamu Adamu on Thursday, August 18.

According to Adamu, FG will not be reneging on its 'no work, no pay' policy as a deterrent to other workers who might want to adopt strike action as a means of making their grievances known to the government.


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