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Laycon, vents on Twitter: The Curious Case Of Nigeria

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It isn’t a surprise to many Nigerians as to the state of the country, but for Olamilakan Agbeleshe also known as Laycon from the Big Brother Naija reality show, it’s one of shock and certainly one he took his time to air his views on.

He lashed on via his Twitter handle on the current state of the ASUU strike that has left Nigerian Undergraduates at home for months while the government sits in and maintains indifference towards solving the crisis.

In his post, he states: “I’m scared ooo, I’m really scared. What kind of government is this!!! Universities are closed, they have been closed for months and this mandem are focused on elections alone.” Certainly, his comments come as one of reflection considering months have gone by with students sitting in at home oblivious to when next school calls in for resumption.

This ironically sets the Academic calendar backwards while the election date draws nearer, and judging from the radio silence regarding the topic of ASUU on the part of both the government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, it is most certainly a frightening topic if carefully looked upon. Frustrations have set in the mind of the students with a new narrative forming every minute of the day—Is Education still amounting to anything in the modern day Nigeria?

If it does, no party has made efforts to make it known, and if the road still goes on like this, it won’t be long before Nigerians get the memo that it very much isn’t worth the hassle going for further studies in the tertiary institute any more if set backs upon setbacks keep riling the space. The narrative now is that Elections are far more important than education or the future of the country. This, Laycon has made it known, and as much as it scares him, it should scare everyone too.

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