5 Oct. 2020 update: Good morning Nigeria, welcome to mnaija.com trending gist on social Media platforms in Nigeria for Tuesday 5th October 2020.
Apart from the good wishes that make this year’s world teachers day trendy, President Muhammadu Buhari approved a special salary scale for teachers.
He also approved a review of number of years of service from 35 to 40. This means teachers can stay up to 40 years in service.
The kind gesture from the President attracted commendations from a cross section of Nigerians. They, however, appealed to Buhari to ensure that the new policy is implemented, stressing that the condition of service for teachers in the country was poor.
Some Nigerians appear not to be satisfied with the latest ban on FSARS and other tactical units of the Nigeria Police Force, as they keep pressing for a permanent ban.
Their demand stemmed from doubts that the ban announced by the Inspector General of Police on Sunday would be effectively enforced; as there were reports on social media alleging violent confrontation between mob and some SARS operatives at Computer Village in Lagos today.
Nigerians have described as outrageous the amount received by members of the House of Representatives as salary and allowance.
The reactions followed a YouTube video posted on Channels Television’s social media handle in which a member of the lower chamber admitted receiving N9.3 million as monthly salary.
Those who reacted said that the country would not progress beyond its current level if it continued with such systemic wastage of resources and impoverishment of the masses.
While some called for reduction in the salary of National Assembly members, others suggested the scrapping of the House of Representatives to reduce cost of governance.
After calling out President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday for remaining unconcerned about security issues in Nigeria, some Nigerians on social media have kicked against the manner at which singer, Ayo Balogun, popularly known as ‘Wizkid’ addressed the President in his tweet.
Wizkid had in a tweet referred to Buhari as ‘old man’ for not responding to the outcry in the country following the alleged brutality of youths by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the Nigeria Police.
Those who reacted said despite their admiration for the music maestro, the disrespectful manner at which he addressed the President was unacceptable.
Meanwhile, there have been counter reactions as some have equally taken it upon themselves to push the rhetorical hashtag, ‘Which Nigerians’. They however seem to support Wizkid’s disrespectful tweet.
Many believe that Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has demonstrated how determination, dedication, conscience and focus can change the fortunes of governance.
According to them, what distinguishes Akeredolu from other governors in Nigeria is the unmatched industrialisation drive of his government to develop Ondo.
Opposing the above views, some scored Akeredolu low in terms of prioritizing tertiary education.
These were some of the highlights behind the trend, ‘DevelopOndo’, as the state gears up for the October 10, 2020 governorship election.