Nigerian Singer, Simi real name Simisola Ogunleye has blasted the Nigerian government for not addressing the incessant strikes from the tertiary institution bodies- such as the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
ASUU stated the ongoing strike since March, 2020 but their requests haven’t been addressed by the government and the lecturers are adamant that they wouldn’t resume until their demands are met.
Taking to her Twitter page on Wednesday, November 18, Simi blasted the authorities for not finding a solution to the problems in the educational sector. She also lamented of how Nigerian students spend extra years to study a course and still end up unemployed after graduation.
In her words;
“Higher institutions on strike for months almost, if not every, year. The odds are always stacked against the average Nigerian. You spend the first half of ur life just trying to survive. To eat. To catch up. When you finally decide to settle, you don’t have enough to do even that
“Taking away the hopes and dreams of the youth. Destroying their futures so they’re ready to settle for crumbs. Just so they can live to see the next day and fight for more crumbs. Because they’re not your own children, their futures don’t matter???? Shame on you!!!
“If the leaders in our own country can’t have compassion on their own people, then what can we really do? They get into power and abuse it, abuse the people they should be serving. The rest of the world laughing at the so called giant of Africa. Shame on all of you!!
“Imagine doing a 4yr course for 8 years…still no job. This modafukkin wickedness is too much.”
See tweets below;