‘I hope you will understand…”

 

 

The Speaker of  the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila , on Wednesday   has eaten an humble pie  to Nigerians  on his recent  post on his Tweeter handle , insisting  that it was not  his intention  to cause disaffection amid  the ongoing  strike  by the Academic Staff Union  of Universities(ASUU) and other unions.

 

Recall that Gbajabiamila recently  posted a picture of himself  attending a leadership  course at Harvard University in the United States of America.

 

 

The 60-year-year-old  politician came under fire  for celebrating  his ‘’return to class’’ amid the ongoing ASUU strike.

 

 

Many Nigerians, stakeholders and activists  have described  the Speaker’s post as insensitive to Nigerian’s plight.

 

 

Under Gbajabiamila’s tenure as Speaker, Nigeria witnessed  its longest ASUU strike in 2020.

 

 

However, in a series of  tweets via his Tweeter handle on Wednesday, night , Gbajabiamila said, ‘’Yesterday, I posted a picture of myself  at the @Harvard @Kennedy _School, undergoing a course. That post  was not sensitive  to the present  feelings  of fellow citizens, especially  parents and students who are  presently  bearing the brunt  of the ongoing closure of  public universities owing to  the unresolved issues between  the Academic staff  Union of Universities and the Federal Government of Nigeria.

 

 

‘’I apologise for the post at this time, and I hope you will understand  that it was not my intention  to cause  disaffection.

 

As Speaker  of @HouseNGR, I  have made  multiple  interventions  within  the powers  of the legislature to avert  the ongoing strike. I had  direct engagements with ASUU, and relevant  government agencies.

 

 

‘’We all await  the outcome of the two –week ultimatum given for the conclusion of negotiations with ASUU.’’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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