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Five-month ASUU strike: Nigerians jeer at Speaker Gbajabiamila for flaunting enrolment at Havard varsity

“If universities in the USA were to be on strike, how will you be able to experience a working system? " asks a Tweeter user

Jeering Nigerians took to the social media on Tuesday, calling out the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, who amid five-month shut down of Nigerian universities, enrolled at an America university.

Nigerians expressed displeasure over Gbajabiamila’s flaunting that he had gone back to the Harvard Kennedy School, U S.

Persecondnews recalls that on February 14, 2022 the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) embarked on strike with the shutting down of public universities for about 162 days to press home their demands.

Gbajabiamila had on Tuesday tweeted via his verified Twitter handle, @femigbaja that he had gone back to the Harvard Kennedy School.

“Back to class. In a leadership course @havard @Kennedy_school. Forget the number of grey hairs, one is never too old to learn.”

Nigerians commented: @Santos tweeted, “Sir? What is your take on the five months ASUU strike in Nigeria as the leader of law-making arm of Nigeria govt? The university students have being at home for five months.

“Do you honestly think that showing us pictures your Harvard lecture class is the best at this moment?”.

Halidu Adamu had tweeted, “The irony. These guys are completely desensitized. Tweeting about attending classes in a foreign university while ours at home have been locked for months. ASUU needs to wake up and smell the coffee, this action is not leading anywhere constructive.”

Akintunde Babatunde, also tweeted: “ If universities in the USA were to be on strike, how will you be able to experience a working system? Walk around and see how basic things works in a normal university? Let’s hope you’ll return and use your influence to make our educational institutions work.”

During Gbajabiamila’s speakership of the House of Representatives, ASUU had embarked on strike for close to 12 months — nine months in 2020 and five months in 2022 without meaningful intervention.

 

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