February 24, 2024
Aisha Buhari under fire for celebrating daughter-in-law graduation amid ASUU strike

Aisha Buhari under fire for celebrating daughter-in-law graduation amid ASUU strike

After posting her daughter-in-law’s graduation pictures on her social media platforms on Tuesday, First Lady Aisha Buhari received backlash.

 

Zahra Bayero-Buhari, who wed Yusuf Buhari, the son of President Muhammadu Buhari, in August 2021, received her degree from a UK university on Tuesday.

 

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has been on strike for the past seven months, forcing thousands of Nigerian students to miss class. Aisha’s detractors criticized her for being unsympathetic to their predicament (ASUU).

 

 

Solomon Dalung, a former minister in President Buhari’s cabinet, was one among many who commented on the First Lady’s post (though the comment section has been filtered).

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“The accepted interpretation, to put it mildly, is an insult to the mentality of Nigerians,” Dalung wrote. In your first term, you sided with the common people, but this time you have not only abandoned them but also entered the academies of dictatorship. What distinguishes her from other Nigerian children? Some students might have received a Distinction if they had the chance to attend international universities. My dear First Lady’s wife, this is also disappointing and insensitive.

 

Omoyele Sowore, the Action Alliance’s 2023 presidential candidate, claimed that Nigerian officials are unconcerned with the ASUU strike because they can afford to send their children abroad for education in a comment under the First Lady’s tweet.

 

“Because their father Muhammadu Buhari’s children do not attend schools in Nigeria and, as you can see, have used your resources to provide them with the greatest education possible, public universities in Nigeria have been closed for seven months and counting. Nigerians!!! You realize the necessity for a revolution right away? Sowore wrote.

 

Aisha Buhari under fire for celebrating daughter-in-law graduation amid ASUU strike

 

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