By Ella Makondo
Nigerian Sensational singer Simisola Kosoko, Popularly called Simi has expressed disappointment over the attitude of the federal government towards the ongoing strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities ( ASUU).
The singer, songwriter and actress who took to Twitter to register her dissatisfaction said it was a big shame on Nigerian leaders to take away the hopes and dreams of youths by denying them education.
According to her , the inability of government to meet ASUU’s demands allowing the strike last for so long was because it was not affecting the children of Politicians.
“Higher institutions on strike for months almost, if not every, year. The odds are always stacked against the average Nigerian. You spend the first half of your life just trying to survive. To eat. To catch up. When you finally decide to settle, you don’t have enough to do even that….
“Taking away the hopes and dreams of the youth. Destroying their futures so they’re ready to settle for crumbs. Just so they can live to see the next day and fight for more crumbs. Because they’re not your own children, their futures don’t matter???? Shame on you!!!
“If the leaders in our own country can’t have compassion on their own people, then what can we really do? They get into power and abuse it, abuse the people they should be serving. The rest of the world laughing at the so called giant of Africa. Shame on all of you!!” she said
Reacting to her comment, many Twitter users said Nigerian youths deserve better from government.
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