Nigerians react as Buhari’s daughter-in-law graduates from UK University amidst ASUU Strike

Zahra, the daughter-in-law of the President Muhammadu Buhari has graduated from a university in the United Kingdom.

Zahra’s graduation is coming amid seven months old strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.

Zarah is the wife of Buhari’s son, Yusuf Buhari. ASUU has been on strike since February 14, 2022, with many students left hopeless regarding the resumption of academic activities. Nigerian students, under the aegis of the National Association of Nigerian Students, have been staging protests since last week, grounding major highways including road leading to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, on Monday.

Celebrating Zahra, Buhari’s wife, Aisha, posted pictures of herself with Zahra on Facebook.

“Congratulations to Mrs. Zahra Buhari on your graduation with First Class Honours in Architectural Science. Wishing you all the best!”, the President’s wife posted on Tuesday.

Reacting to the post, the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, Omoyele Sowore, said, “This is the reason their father Muhammadu Buhari shut down Nigerian public universities for seven months now and still counting, because his children don’t go to schools in Nigeria and as you could tell they’ve used your resources to give their children the best education money can buy. “

Some social media users have been lashing out at Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari, for posting the photos of her daughter-in-law’s graduation from a university in the United Kingdom.

Mrs Buhari on Tuesday shared photos of Zahra Buhari, who is her son, Yusuf’s wife, graduating with a first class on her official Facebook page. Her post comes amidst a lingering strike of university lecturers, which has seen students blocking major highways, the Lagos airport in protest.

Social media users have also labelled her post as insensitive. A popular Twitter user, Henry Shield said, “Thousands of students are at home because our schools are shut, but 1st Lady Aisha Buhari is sharing pictures of her graduating family member.

This isn’t about being insensitive, Aisha has drunk a full dose of the visible madness that has disconnected Aso Rock from the people.” Another tweep, 21 Genius said, “Aisha Buhari is one of the biggest hypocrites we have.

She had the mind to post her daughter graduating from a foreign university despite ASUU meeting still deadlocked. The Buhari family have to be the most insensitive and shameless people ever!”

Onyii Kalu Umex said, “Aisha Buhari is bold! It takes some level of guts to celebrate your daughter’s graduation in the midst of over eight months ASUU strike. I salute her for deciding to rub it in at the most fragile moment.”

Reposting the first lady’s post, Dr Kel tweeted, “But the children of Mr Emeka Opeyemi Ahmed have been home for how long again because of ASUU strike? Dear Aisha Buhari, please rub it in our faces. We are your powder.”

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