Reactions from Nigerians on social media have trailed Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s 62nd Independence day message.
Naija News reports that Osinbajo via his verified social media handle marked Nigeria’s independence anniversary by sharing photos of past Nigerian leaders with the inscription, ‘The Labour of our heroes past shall never be in vain.’
Reacting to the photo message, netizens urged the VP to speak up on major issues threatening the country, particularly the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike that has lingered for more than seven months.
While others saluted the VP, after pointing out the similarity in the inscription on the photo message and the theme of the Labour Party.
Olayemi wrote; ‘We will remember you for your silence in the face of injustice’
Joseph C wrote; ‘We understand your point Prof. Thank you Our Labour shall not be in vain’
Justicefairness wrote; ‘With due respect, Sir, Mr. VP, Prof. Osibanjo, please Speak up for Justice equity fairness credibility character competence. Speak up direct. Stop speaking in riddles.’
Francis wrote; ‘Why did you take down this tweet initially? Yeye prof that sits and watches all the universities on strike! You have dragged the labour of our hero’s past to the mud!’
Charles Ikechukwu wrote; ‘’We are called to be heroes for the next generation and that is why we Labour today. You people have destroyed the country so much that everyone is running out to ensure their children have alternative citizenship. Would you consider yourself and Buhari heroes?’’
Sarki Thomas wrote; ‘Their labour is becoming in vain sir..they didn’t fight for Nigeria independence for Nigeria to turn this way, insecurity, hunger, no job, corruption, heavy debt which the APC has put Nigeria into..they Will sure by now never to have fought for this independence in the first place.’
Nwoko Ebuka wrote; ‘’I’m wholeheartedly underlying that LABOUR! It shall never be in vain. We’ll surely be dignified.’’