- Samiah Temitayo Anike has been given a special recognition award by students of Mass Communication, the Polytechnic, Ibadan, for being the first lady of their president
- The Association of Students Communicators (ASCOM) expressed gratitude to the young lady for playing a wifely role to her lover during his administration
- Many social media users who reacted to the development said if those students are saddled with the responsibility of leading Nigeria, they will disappoint the electorate
A viral photo has caused quite a stir on social media after students of Mass Communication at the Polytechnic, Ibadan, gave a special recognition award to one Samiah Temitayo Anike.
She was described as the first lady of the Association of Students Communicators (ASCOM) president.
Playing a wifely role
In the photo that was shared on Instagram by @oyoaffairs, the young lady was praised by ASCOM members for her "wifely support in the administration of President Haadi Afees Ishola 2019/2020 regime".
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Nigerians can't believe it
The photo was also shared on Facebook and Nigerians couldn't believe their eyes. Many were of the opinion that the students who gave Samia a special recognition award would perform worse than some politicians in the country if they are are elected into political offices.
Below are some of the reactions:
Afolabi Ayodeji Damilare said:
"Those are the leaders of tomorrow! If in the next twenty to thirty years you see them awarding plaque to the girlfriend of a senator or governor, this is how it all started."
Olakunle Mac Don commented:
"Imagine. Absolute nonsense. How would this be allowed even by the SRC. All this people will be abusing government. This ones will not only give award to first lady but also to the gate man of the first lady."
Jamiu Amusa wrote:
"This is stupidity! Do these students understand what 'values and morals' are? I doubt. Moral decadence."
Olaleye Prestige Iyiola said:
"What I have not seen in this Ibadan within months doesn't exist."
Muritala Hammed Abiodun commented:
"This is shameful and embarrassing."
21-year-old bags first class degree from Covenant University
Meanwhile, a 21-year-old Nigerian lady identified as Ewerechukwu Favour Asaka has emerged as the best graduating student of Covenant University.
In a video shared on YouTube, Covenant University had its 16th convocation ceremony, on Friday, October 22, in which 216 students bagged first class degrees.
Ewerechukwu, who bagged a degree in Computer Science, was the valedictorian of the 2020/2021 academic session.