The official handle of the Nigerian Senate on Twitter has taken a swipe on President Muhammadu Buhari after a tweet by the Official handle of Nigerian Presidency/President.
The post was about a statement made by President Buhari as captured by Newsweek while he was in the United States for a working visit to meet President Donald Trump.
President Buhari highlighted the benefits of his training and sojourn as an officer in the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Senate handle quoted and said; ‘That’s most likely all you (PMB) learned tbh’.
The handle (of the Nigerian Senate) like many official handles is managed by media aides to the politicians and this time it is from the Red chambers of the National Assembly.
Tweet by @NGRPresident
PMB: “As a young officer in the Nigerian military decades ago, my work took me around Nigeria and made me familiar with the unifying impact of rail in a country as geographically large and culturally diverse—with more than 500 spoken languages—as ours.” https://t.co/SHbVBzFffm
— Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) May 2, 2018
Quoted by @NGRSenate
.@NGRSenate on @MBuhari
The now deleted tweet attacks @NGRPresident
If them reply now you go hear "attack on the independence of Legislative organ" @bukolasaraki's aides manage @NGRSenate social media handles. pic.twitter.com/YGC8ykXbjF
— Kayode Ogundamisi (@ogundamisi) May 2, 2018
The above picture tweet was from Kayode Ogundamisi; the initial tweet has been deleted.
This morning, I want to talk about why I think some states don’t pay salaries. As always, my intention is to explain, not to justify. It is immoral and wrong not to pay ANYBODY that has done agreed work, both in public and private life: civil servants or domestic staff. Thread…
Many states are public service states. In some, the main economic activities in the state revolves around the public service. The only good jobs available are public service jobs. Public servants are the elite. Everybody’s ambition is to join the public service. It’s prestigious.
The public servants are, if you like, the representatives of those in the rural areas. They are the educated elite who tell others what to do, even what to think. The salary of each public servant supports 30 dependents. They know how to write petitions. You don’t mess with them.
Because each salary supports 30 people, having high salary costs as a percentage of the budget is not seen by the people as a big deal in the states. It is seen as a means of direct distribution. So, a governor MUST recruit…and pay…and do infrastructure. Borrow, if necessary!