Nigerians on Twitter, on Wednesday, reacted to the apology posted by the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila via his official twitter handle.
The speaker had apologised for posting pictures of himself attending a leadership course in Havard University in the United State of America.
He came under fire due to his post which many considered as insensitive as a result of the shutdown of academic activities in Nigerian universities due to the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
During Gbajabiamila’s tenure as speaker, Nigeria witnessed one of its longest ASUU strike in 2020, the strike lasted for nine months.
But the speaker apologized by saying his tweet was not meant to mock Nigerian students who have been at home for months.
However, some Nigerians admonished the speaker to quit his studentship at the US based university and enroll in a Nigerian university.
A twitter user, Jide Omiyale tweeted, “We accept ur apology and explanation, but more needs to be done. You could have undertaken ur course at OAU rather than the FX investment in Harvard.
“What benefit is it to Nigerians except you alone. With all you said, I expect you to be at the front to resolve the ASUU matter as soon as possible, to show your love more.
Another twitter user, @deenfresh said, “Withdraw from @Harvard and enroll in one of the leadership courses we have in Nigerian Universities (ABU Zaria, Unilag, Uniben etc).
“This is the only way to show that you are with Nigerians. @femigbaja, do you think that Nigerian universities are meant for the less privileged?”
Another twitter user, @abiolaasekun tweeted, “Nigeria is a nation on its own. Does the apology change policies of government or stem the root in government.
“1Apology is not needed, we need mindful leaders; policies on education like we had during Awolowo era, that enabled the child of nobody to get education and become somebody.”