BEVERLY HILLS, March 29, (THEWILL) – A Former Minister of Education and leader of the Bring Back Our Girls advocacy group (BBOG), Oby Ezekwesili, has taken a swipe at members of the National Assembly and young Nigerians for condoning, what she termed, the ‘comedies’ going on in the Senate.
In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Ezekwesili urged Nigerians to fight for their future saying members of the eighth assembly have done nothing for Nigerians except pay themselves fat allowances and engage in scandals.
She added that Lawmakers in the US and United Kingdom have shown concern for the abducted Chibok girls but Nigerian legislators are Busy Spending Allowances as she wondered if the legislators would be lackadaisical if five of the girls were their daughters.
“Be laughing while tragi-comedians that COST more than N100 Billion every year carry on at the @nassnigeria . Better FIGHT for your FUTURE,” she tweeted.
“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.
“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 >N200M.
“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?”
THEWILL recalls that the Nigerian Senate, which has recently been embroiled in several scandals, has a penchant for summoning government officials at the slightest provocation.
Recently, Senator Dino Melaye posted a comic video online and also appeared at the Senate plenary dressed in an academic gown in celebration that he is an ‘authentic university graduate’.