Ahead of 2019 general elections, Seun Kuti, son of Afro legend, Fela, has called out Nigerian parents over the lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
Kuti, in a post on his Instagram page, lamented that a religious issue such as the hijab crisis that happened in Ibadan could cause outrage but the closure of universities for months has not yielded any protest by parents.
According to the singer, the parents should not be seen at the rallies when some of them have kids who are not in school.
Alongside an inscription that read “Your children aren’t attending school but you are attending political rally. Are you maaaaad? Kuti wrote: “Until we are ready to serve our children and not just raise them, we shall never understand national development.
“How hijab crisis in a secular school can create more outrage than the closure of our universities for months is the proof we need to know that we are willing to serve everything else, but our children.”
Recall that universities in Nigeria have been on strike since November 4, 2018 over failure of government to fulfil its promise in the 2009 agreement with ASUU.