- A presidential aide has alleged that one of Nigeria's popular clerics is blinded by his hatred for President Muhammadu Buhari
- Femi Adesina accused Bishop David Oyedepo of also not getting his facts right before blaming the president on some issues of corruption by government officials
- According to Adesina, the man of God does not know the difference between an accountant general and an auditor general
The founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo, has come under fire for describing President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration as the most corrupt in Nigeria's history.
The special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina accused the popular clergy of being blinded by hatred for the president.
Oyedepo at a church service on Monday, June 13, described the present administration as the most wicked and corrupt government in the history of Nigeria.
The clergy also accused the government of not caring about the welfare of Nigerians especially those who are in school.
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Also referring to the probe of the Accountant General of the Federation, Idris Ahmed who allegedly stole N80 billion from public coffers, Oyedop said that such funds should be channelled to meet the demands of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
“Many children are out of school. There is nothing to pay to get them to school. We saw some folks in Covenant that we had to help out to graduate. N30,000, first-class graduates can’t get the money under this wicked government, selfish, self-centred.
“What a fight against corruption. You were all deceived. You can’t be in corruption and fight corruption - the most corrupt regime in the history of Nigeria."
“You heard of auditor-general, N80 billion. All they need to pay for the universities to be up and running in less than N80 billion. Are they interested? Their children are not there.”
However, in a tweet shared on his personal Twitter page on Tuesday, Adesina said Oyedepo has failed to get his facts right.
"The bishop at Ota can’t even get his facts right. Blinded by hatred for PMB, he says Auditor General stole N80bn. Pity! He doesn’t know difference between Accountant General (only alleged) and Auditor General. Like OBJ said long ago, we should begin to ordain our own bishops."
ASUU strike as old as Shehu Shagari's administration, it's endemic, presidency says
Adesina, a presidential aide on media and publicity had said that the Academic Staff Union of Universities strike is not new.
He recounted that the industrial action that has continued to affect Nigeria's tertiary institutions in Nigeria started long before President Buhari came into power.
According to the presidential aide, the ASUU strike is endemic and started as far back as the 1980s when Shehu Shagari was in power.
ASUP joins ASUU, declares two-week warning strike
Legit.ng had earlier reported that the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) had said it will commence a two-week warning strike from Monday, May 16.
ASUP, in a statement seen by Legit.ng on Wednesday, May 11 said the decision was taken after its emergency National Executive Council (NEC) meeting.
The statement was signed by its national president, Anderson Ezeibe.