The Caretaker Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Lagos State, Musiliu Akinsanya, also known as MC Oluomo, has said the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has its reasons for inviting him.
Naija News reports that National Association of Geography Students, UNILAG chapter, had invited MC Oluomo and several other top officials of the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation to a programme.
This lead to criticism by Nigerians on social media who wondered why MC Oluomo was honoured with an invitation when a former presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore, was prevented from addressing students when he was invited for a similar gathering earlier.
Speaking to the Punch, an aide to the Lagos NURTW boss, Jimoh Buhari, said MC Oluomo did not attend the student programme.
Buhari said, “I don’t know the reason people are going against the invitation because the people who invited him knew what they wanted him to say.
“If he had gone there and said something wrong, then the critical reactions would have been justified.
“Is it a crime not to be educated? Should people who did not go to school go and commit suicide?
“I think that if someone did not go to school and has a large following, it is enough reason for people to invite him to occasions.
“Those who invited him for the event had a strong reason for doing it.
“People are judging MC Oluomo based on hearsay. You don’t judge a book by its cover.
“We are also making efforts to change the negative impression people have about him.”