The Nigeria Twitter community is one space that accommodates a host of discussions as they come on social media. The drama that comes with politics is one thing that many Twitter users live for as many are quick to share their thoughts as the matters arise.
Today, it’s a trend about Minister of State for Labour and Productivity, Festus Keyamo and the proposed job recruitment that has caused drama in the National Assembly. From reports shared in the media, some lawmakers are allegedly trying to hijack the process for the stipulated 774,000 jobs which was originally supposed to be handled by his Ministry.
— TheCable (@thecableng) June 30, 2020
Following a video shared on Twitter which showed the lawmakers in a battle of words with the Minister over the issue, Twitter users have reacted with many airing their opinions on the matter as it concerns them and what it means for Nigerians as a whole.
Just saw a video of Festus Keyamo in a shouting match with some Senators over the “special” 774,000 jobs.
One thing is clear from the video, the Senators’ antecedents… to seize the recruitment process & share the slots among their cronies.
Keyamo will never give in to that.
— HENRY O (@GidiLover) June 30, 2020
On this 774,000 jobs issue, I stand with Festus Keyamo.
There is no reason for Lawmakers to switch from a public meeting to close door because of some perceived 'sensitivity'. It looks like an attempt to carry out some '
decisions at the expense of the potential beneficiaries.
— Premier (@SodiqTade) June 30, 2020
Pls tell @fkeyamo not to listen to dose ppl, someone like me wu is among d poor masses needs 1 out of dis 774,000 jobs, it's not easy to try n work hard n yet not be rewarded wit a good job bcos u are not a son or family member of a politician. I am available for employment o!!! https://t.co/4YQ6owaNbW
— Pamilerin Adeosun (MakeMeLaff) 😄😄 (@pamoramo) June 30, 2020
Many Twitter users who jumped on this trend explained that,
The fact that these 2 people are among the 20 man selection committee just buttress the fact that the true civilians that needs these jobs are not gonna smell 1 slot off the 774,000 jobs and that's just a very big pot of messed up beans.#MomentswithBreezy https://t.co/yqPeSMlnDd
— Busari Zainab (@TheBreezyBrand) June 30, 2020
Politicians have hijacked plum jobs in CBN,NNPC,NPA etc and this one that they want to hijack Npower and & 774,000 jobs. Poor man don suffer. Even jobs have been politicised.@fkeyamo @NGRPresident @MBuhari @nassnigeria @NGRSenate
— Muhammad Al-Mahroof (@malmahroof37) June 30, 2020
Other users drew attention to other politicians alleged to be in charge of selecting candidates for the 774,000 jobs, hinting that with them on board, it may never sit well for the average Nigerians who need these jobs.
While the reasons for the shouting march between Keyamo and the lawmakers are yet to be ascertained, many Nigerians have noted that shared that if Keyamo is truly standing for Nigerians as opposed to what he has reported as plans of the other lawmakers, then they are standing firm with him.
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