HURIWA criticises Buhari’s wife for celebrating daughter-in-law’s graduation in UK varsity
Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), yesterday, criticised wife of the President, Hajia Aisha Buhari, for openly celebrating the graduation of her daughter-in-law from a university in the United Kingdom when students in public tertiary institutions back home have been at home for over seven months following the February 14,2022 strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over welfare.
Regretting the failure of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to accede to the demands of the university teachers, in a statement, HURIWA’s National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, described the First Lady’s action as “insensitive and profane.”
He demanded that she apologises to “millions of Nigerian students and helpless parents, because her action is a slap on their faces and a disregard for their emotions and plights.”
The group added: “Her comments come amid the seven-month industrial action by ASUU over Federal Government’s blatant failure to meet its agreement with the poorly paid lecturers.
“Of note, since May 29, 2015 when Buhari came into office, lecturers in universities, polytechnics and colleges of education have embarked on over 900 days of strike.
“But amid ASUU’s incessant strikes, politicians and government officials school abroad and send their children to study in prestigious schools overseas. As though that is not enough, they will rub it in the faces of poor and stranded Nigerians on social media by flaunting their photos.”