Nigerians React To First-Class Graduate’s Declare Buhari Rejected Checklist Of Scholarship Beneficiaries As a result of There Was No Northerner
Nigerians on social media have continued to react to claims by a first-class graduate of the College of Nigeria, Nsukka and present doctoral scholar of the College of Toronto, Chidozie Ojobor, that President Muhammadu Buhari sacrificed benefit for federal character upon his election.
Ojobor had revealed how he and several other different first-class graduates of establishments throughout Nigeria had been shortlisted to take the Presidential Particular Scholarship (PRESSID) designed by former President Goodluck Jonathan, solely for first-class Nigerian graduates who needed to additional their research in any college the world over.
Based on him, he had taken the examination with 16 of his colleagues who had been additionally Graduate-Assistants on the UNN and being a computer-based check, every of them acquired to know their scores instantly.
He mentioned in February 2015, the record of 101 profitable candidates shortlisted for the scholarship programme was revealed within the nationwide dailies.
Ojobor mentioned he had already utilized to Princeton College, Imperial School London and College of Toronto and had excessive hopes of clinching the $250, 000 (about N50,000,000 on the time on the charge of $1/N200) price of scholarship.
He mentioned there was, nevertheless, a twist in destiny when Jonathan misplaced the presidential election to Buhari. Ojobor mentioned shortly after Buhari was sworn in, he complained that there was no single northerner on it.
He alleged that Buhari kicked in opposition to the record as a result of he thought of it as an agenda of the South, which made him and others to lose such an enormous alternative.
How Buhari Rejected Checklist Of Beneficiaries Of Scholarship Initiated By Jonathan As a result of There Was No Northern Beneficiary — First-Class Graduate
The scholarship was price about $250,000 per particular person (tuition and dwelling bills inclusive throughout 5 years).
His revelation has continued to generate backlash as many Nigerians mentioned such additional demonstrates the president’s penchant for nepotism and ethnocentrism in his appointments.
Social media person, Adeyeye Olabode, claimed he is aware of concerning the scholarship scheme and the position President Buhari performed. He said additional that nepotism will stunt the expansion of the nation.
He wrote, “The reality is that the North remains to be backward with training, and so they should not drag the south backwards too. I do know concerning the scholarship, and I knew so many beneficiaries of it till Buhari got here and stopped all the things.
“Issues like this won’t make Nigeria develop as a result of we’re speaking about tutorial excellence, and they’re nonetheless occupied with the quota system. In overseas international locations, we have now seen how so many Nigerians are excelling academically. What number of are from the North? Something that requires benefit, let’s overlook about dominance once more.”
For Kelvin Igwe, benefit has at all times been sacrificed not solely within the tutorial world however even in different elements of the economic system.
He wrote: “Any nation that short-changes benefit for quota system will fail. As an example, the federal excessive courtroom choose nominated for ICC that does not have primary data of courtroom proceedings, within the midst of eminently certified judges.”
Adegbola Oluwatoyin mentioned, “How can a individuals who don’t have any regard for excellence and training produce first-class? It is apparent in the way in which Nigeria is being ruled. Cannot you see mediocrity all over the place? They will by no means give what they don’t have. Faith doesn’t produce excellence, they need to embrace training unto transformation and abandon fanaticism and extremism.”
David Ologun opined that the Northern area is inflicting underdevelopment for the nation.
He wrote, “Do you now anticipate a rustic that’s run by nepotism and mediocrity to develop and advance… Anybody saying that north and south must be ruled beneath one system of presidency ought to contemplate himself or herself as a terrorist… The north is dragging each area again.”
Emeka Okoye sympathetically wrote: “My brother, I am personally sorry about what you folks went via. It is most unlucky that we discovered ourselves on this mess. As you’ll be able to see, the person who robbed you folks of that chance, is a person who by no means had any certificates. He by no means went to highschool and as such, he would not know the worth of training. He did not know the which means of dropping a rustic’s finest to a different nation. We’re already affected by the impact of capital flight attributable to a bunch of mediocres within the place of energy.”
Chris Chukwuchebe mentioned, “Just because his personal Northern brothers did not cross the examination. So the place of a profitable candidate was finally given to a failure. Nigeria won’t ever transfer ahead.”
Bamituni Abamu defined, “What folks have to know was that this scholarship was completely different. It was primarily based on benefit for first-class college students who had been required to take an examination. No completely different minimize off mark.
This implies even first-class graduates from the North additionally took the examination however sadly failed. There was no nepotism on this. It was primarily based on benefit and never the quota system or federal character. The one nepotism got here from Buhari. These college students had been supposed to come back again and assist construct Nigeria however Buhari has set us again as soon as once more along with his nepotistic and bigoted views.”