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El-Rufai’s Son Under Fire For Describing ASUU As A Useless Union

El-Rufai’s son under fire for describing ASUU as a useless union

Bashir, one of the sons of Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, set tongues wagging when he described the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) as a “useless union”.

ASUU had extended its six-month-old strike indefinitely on Monday, saying it would not back down until the Federal Government meets its demands…….Continue Reading

Responding in a tweet, the governor’s son said the union should be scrapped and replaced with educators who care about students.

“ASUU is a very useless union. They should be scrapped and replaced with educators that actually give a damn about students and how that translates to the future of this country,” he tweeted.

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Reacting, social media users condemned his post, calling him all sorts of names. See below:

@alex_obella: “Bashir can afford to make that expression, since he hadn’t problems enjoying tax payers money through his life cycle.”

@revelationnahua: “He should be mindful of what he say…being the Kaduna governor’s son doesn’t grant you monopoly on ASUU and other citizens. if you hate speech you appear in court.”

@falowoGregory: “Indeed we have made for ourselves gods in tin-foil hats; we gave them scepters of thorns to bludgeon our senses with. How does one begin to explain why a comment from a runt become an issue of national discourse.”

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@cosmopolitan40: “Mugu Bashir, I don’t blame you. What do you have to say? Nothing of importance because, you schooled over seas in one of the best University with Public funds. Malam…”

A Facebook user, Adeyeye Oluwatosin: “He said ASUU is useless, knowing his father is one of those who made ASUU useless definitely he’s saying his father is more useless.”

Thompson Ewedoma wrote: “He is a fool, I don’t know what gave him the audacity to comment.”

Olusuyi Kate: “See his neck like tolotolo giraffe neck . Son of a terrorist vomiting nonsense.”

ASUU had on February 14, 2022, embarked on a 4-weekstrike to press home their unresolved demands, but extended the strike when government failed to act. As of Monday, the strike embarked by ASUU has entered 196 days

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Some of the lecturers’ demands include funding for the revitalisation of public universities, payment of earned academic allowances, and adoption of the University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS) as a preferred payment option, instead of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) and payment of promotion arrears.

Source: Daily Trust

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