The Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani has found it difficult to separate activism from the inner workings of governance. Sani, who has previously been at loggerheads with Kaduna governor, Nasir el-Rufai, and is a staunch opposition to el-Rufai in the state took to his social media pages to condemn the governor’s decision to sack 21,870 teachers who failed a competency test.
Sani accused the state government of manipulating the media to change the narrative concerning the incompetent teachers.
I stand with the NLC and NUT;Never surrender to their misinformation and their accustomed manipulations of the media to change the narrative.They harass and jail journalists but now running to them.
The Senator’s went further to show his disdain for the governor’s decision by saying he’s “firmly standing with the Labour and the Teachers union 100percent!!!”
What kind of lawmaker fully supports incompetence? Sani’s insistence that he will rather support the unqualified teachers at the expense of the pupils in their care is a shame. Big shame.
In case if anybody missed the first one,I'm firmly standing with the Labour and the Teachers union 100percent!!!
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) November 10, 2017
It’s highly unlikely that Sani, who earns a jumbo salary his constituents are not privy to does not have a child or ward in a public school in the state. Hence, his blind support for a needless cause. This kind of attitude has no place in a country that should be forward thinking.
Sani took his contempt for el-Rufai, a step further with this tweet on the recent poor rating of the Nigeria Police Force.
Our police ranked as the Worst globally;Some will say we should sack all of them.Again, I don't subscribe to this opinion.
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) November 11, 2017
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|Name||Zone||Rank This Week||Rank Last Week|
|Ovie Omo-Agege||Delta Central||1||1|
|Isah Hamma Misau||Bauchi Central||2||2|
|Bukola Saraki||Kwara Central||3||3|
|Samuel Egwu||Ebonyi North||4||4|
|Andy Uba||Anambra South||5||5|
|Rose Okoji Oko||Cross River North||6||24|
|Utazi Chukwuka||Enugu North||7||7|
|Gershom Bassey||Cross River South||8||8|
|Fatimat Raji-Rasaki||Ekiti Central||9||9|
|Biodun Olujimi||Ekiti South||10||10|
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