Nigerians are again worried about the decisions and priorities of the leaders of the nation and cannot hold back their reactions to the reports of the 800 million naira expended on bandits in order to secure the release of the abducted Kagara students and their teachers.
Recall that some yet-to-be-verified sources disclosed that the whooping amount of money was ferried to Tagina Forest where the bandits are holed up in with their victims. Meanwhile Sheikh Gumi had had a meeting with them on Friday.
Taking to Twitter to trend 800m, Nigerians recalled how the back and forth between the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU and the Federal Government had lasted over the payment of some monies, leaving students to spend about 9 months at home doing nothing but the Government can in the space of four days provide 800m to the bandits.
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While many argue that the Buhari and Northern-led administration has a hand in the insurgency and is disguising as the bandits, some others lament how the Government takes care of bandits but treats peaceful protesters poorly. Some others imagine how much benefits the said amount will be to the poor masses. See some reactions below:
1% of #800m will transform a good person's life
Responding swiftly to ASUU's demand will benefit the youths
But the government chose criminals over us #BuhariMustGo
— Amarachi (@ama_stef) February 20, 2021
— Yil Fomwul Gonsum (@yilberry) February 20, 2021
Politically correct south is sleeping, blowing all the grammar on Twitter, defending the indefensible
Meanwhile, Buhari & his cabal, has created a whole new “kidnapping for ransom industry” for Sheik Gumi & his Northsmen, otherwise called “bandits” nowadays
— NEFERTITI (@firstladyship) February 20, 2021
Still wondering why ASUU is trending? Not because of a fresh strike, but Government refused to pay ASUU until the 10th month to call off a strike action, but can easily pay #800m to bandits. That's why ASUU is currently trending#SaveEksu||Akanni||Osinbajo||#occupyNigeria pic.twitter.com/85BCYudKpm
— Twîtter Gists Zone (@TwiterGistsZone) February 20, 2021
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