Bashir, one of the sons of Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, set tongues wagging when he described the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) as a “useless union”.
ASUU had extended its six-month-old strike indefinitely on Monday, saying it would not back down until the Federal Government meets its demands.
Responding in a tweet, the governor’s son said the union should be scrapped and replaced with educators who care about students.
“ASUU is a very useless union. They should be scrapped and replaced with educators that actually give a damn about students and how that translates to the future of this country,” he tweeted.
Reacting, social media users condemned his post, calling him all sorts of names. See below:
@alex_obella: “Bashir can afford to make that expression, since he hadn’t problems enjoying tax payers money through his life cycle.”
@revelationnahua: “He should be mindful of what he say…being the Kaduna governor’s son doesn’t grant you monopoly on ASUU and other citizens. if you hate speech you appear in court.”
@falowoGregory: “Indeed we have made for ourselves gods in tin-foil hats; we gave them scepters of thorns to bludgeon our senses with. How does one begin to explain why a comment from a runt become an issue of national discourse.”