Former Minister of Education , Oby Ezekwesili , on Thursday , took a swipe at young Nigerians for condoning , what she termed, the ‘comedies ’ going on in the Senate .
The Nigerian Senate has recently been embroiled in several scandals , including an allegation that Senator Dino Melaye does not hold a first degree from Ahmadu Bello University , Zaira as claimed.
After several twists to the scandal resulting in an investigation by the Senate and a N 5 bn suit against Sahara reporters , ABU ’s Vice Chancellor told the Senate Ethics Committee that Melaye graduated from the university with a Third Class in BA Geography .
Melaye had subsequently posted a comic video online in celebration. He also appeared at the Senate plenary dressed in an academic gown.
But , in several posts on her Twitter page, Ezekwesili wondered why Nigerians felt “ entertained ” by happenings in the Senate .
She said, “ Be laughing while tragi -comedians that COST more than N 100 Billion every year carry on at the @ nassnigeria .
Better FIGHT for your FUTURE
“ The 8th @ NGRSenate & @ HouseNGR have done NOTHING for CITIZENS except PAY themselves FAT ALLOWANCES, engage in SCANDALS & produce COMEDIES.
“ You are a young Nigerian & cannot see the wicked hand you are being dealt ? You “ entertained ” by @ NGRSenate @ HouseNGR , I kuku sorry for YOU .
“ Balance there and be laughing , tweeting & swaggering while the folks in @ NGRSenate @ HouseNGR joke daily with your future . Na YOU sabii # End. ”
The # BringBackOurGirls advocate also questioned the lawmakers attitude to finding the schoolgirls abducted from Chibok by the Boko Haram insurgents .
She noted that lawmakers in the US and UK showed more “ concern for abducted # ChibokGirls ” than their Nigerian counterparts .
She said, “ By the way, how much did @ NGRSenate Say it paid for that famous Range Rover it bought for Senate President @ bukolasaraki ? In this POVERTY?
“ Lawmakers in the US and United Kingdom have shown concern for abducted # ChibokGirls but not their own who are BUSY spending ALLOWANCES.
“ Lawmakers in the US and United Kingdom have shown concern for abducted # ChibokGirls but not their own who are BUSY buying 1 car for > N 200M.
“ Lawmakers in the US & United Kingdom have shown concern for abducted # ChibokGirls but not theirs who are BUSY CARING FOR THEIR OWN COMFORT .
“ 219 school children were ABDUCTED in the country of our Lawmakers for nearly 3 years. When have you heard any REAL CONCERN from NASS ?
“ Some US Lawmakers hold a weekly advocacy for ChibokGirls . UK Parliament has held a # of Hearings on them . NASS ? They ’re BUSY… SHARING MONEY
“ If even five out of the remaining 195 ChibokGirls were daughters of our ANNOYINGLY ENTITLED Lawmakers , do you think they’ ll be NONCHALANT ?”