University degree: ‘Job dey,’ Sani tells Buhari
Senator for Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani has on Monday said there is hope of job placement for university degree holders.
TheNewsGuru (TNG) reports Sani stated this in reaction to remarks credited to President Muhammadu Buhari’s at the 13th convocation ceremony of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University on Saturday.
President Buhari had been reported to have said earning a university degree was no longer an assurance for employment.
Represented by the Minister of State for Education, Professor Anthony Anwuka, he said the degree was something that would help graduates face the challenges of life.
“You are cautioned that university degrees do not usher you into an El Dorado.
“It rather equips you with the competence to grapple with the ever-changing challenges of life of which youth unemployment is a vexatious part,” he said.
Reacting, Senator Sani took to Twitter to say university degrees do not guarantee jobs for only children of the poor and downtrodden.
The Kaduna Senator said the case is different when it comes to children of the high and mighty in the society.
The degrees that will not guarantee jobs is the one acquired by the children of the poor,the downtrodden & those born with a wooden or a Plastic spoon.For those Born with a silver and Gold spoons,JOB DEY!
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) May 13, 2019
“The degrees that will not guarantee jobs is the one acquired by the children of the poor, the downtrodden & those born with a wooden or a Plastic spoon. For those Born with a silver and Gold spoons, JOB DEY!” the Senator tweeted.
However, reactions from users of the microblogging platform quickly followed the Senator’s tweet.
“Coming from a Senator whose children were obviously born with silver spoons and pots, I’ll call this hypocrisy.
“Embracing the message isn’t what we need but a solution to it. It’s annoying when senators blame the government. Who then is the government?
“They talk when they loose out. Wakeup and smell the coffee. We cannot watch public office holders feign ignorant on issues of the State and skip.
“A Senator shouldn’t run it into the faces of Nigerians that JOBS DEY for his children while the average 1st class graduate may not find one.
“We should start by moving for a bill reducing NASS members pay,” one Twitter known as Chidozie Nwaigwe responded.