2023: Angry Students Blast Ngige’s Presidential Ambition

2023: Angry Students Blast Ngige's Presidential Ambition
2023: Angry Students Blast Ngige’s Presidential Ambition

Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour, received more than he bargained for when he announced on Sunday that he will declare his desire to run for president in 2023 on Tuesday.

Ngige stated that God had spoken to him about his presidential ambition and that he will make a public announcement on Tuesday.

However, the incident has garnered him harsh criticism from Nigerians, who have questioned his ability to manage the country if he is unable to resolve the issue between the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Federal Government.

The majority of Nigerians who responded on the Daily Trust’s post on social media called the Minister’s aim “dead on arrival.”

Our correspondent writes that ASUU’s protracted strike has entered its second month, with no end date in sight.

Following the failure of the union and the Federal Government to achieve an agreement on university lecturers’ demands, ASUU launched a four-week total and comprehensive warning strike on Monday, February 14, 2022.

ASUU’s demands include the release of university revitalization money, revision of the 2009 FGN/ASUU agreement, the release of earned allowances for university academics, and the implementation of the UTAS payment platform for the payment of university lecturers’ wages and allowances.

Following the conclusion of the original four weeks of the warning strike, the union declared another eight weeks in order to give the government more time to address its concerns.

In the midst of the ongoing strike, Ngige declared his ambition to run for president, garnering the ire of Nigerians on social media.

“Even Nigeria’s adversaries are running for president.” “God forbid,” a Facebook user named Agatha Nanmha Langtim wrote.

“Imagine someone who hasn’t solved ASUU difficulties assuming he can handle Nigerian challenges,” Muhammad Huzaifa stated. Mr. Ngige, this is a pity.”

According to Onwurah Peter Chizoba, a Facebook user, “Has he resigned as minister? Because he will undoubtedly lose that money and will not scent the presidency. Two things are going to be taken away from a guy.”

Muhammad Huzaifa (Muslim Huzaifa): Imagine someone who hasn’t solved ASUU’s difficulties assuming he can fix Nigerian challenges. This is a disgrace, Mr. Ngige.

PK Joseph “You are not qualified; in fact, you are the worst of the applicants,” Michael says. ASUU has been on strike for four months! There’s nothing to worry about.”

“You failed to better our lives by negotiating with ASUU, and you want us to vote for you?” says Comr Bakatsinen Zazzau. “Are you out of your mind?”

“It is past time for us, the students of higher institutions, to band together and show you shege,” says Anas Galadima. Kutmeh!

“You cannot tackle the ASUU problem while also attempting to solve the Nigeria crisis,” says Ajayi Davis.

“Dead on arrival, someone who can’t negotiate between the government and ASU wants to rule the entire Nigeria,” Hassan Ibrahim stated.

Toro, Salim: Ngige, you’re a hoot. It’s time for WE (Students) to demonstrate shege.

Onwurah Peter Chizoba (Peter Chizoba): Has he resigned from his position as minister? Because he will undoubtedly lose that money and will not scent the presidency. Two items are about to be taken away from a man.

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