The lawmaker representing Oyo North in the Nigerian Senate, Dr. AbdulFatai Buhari has assured that the crises facing the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, Ogbomoso, would be resolved soon.
Buhari, an Ogbomoso-man disclosed that he was not happy with what staffs and students of the institution are facing, addin that “I am concerned about the plight of the about 34,000 students and over 3,000 workers of the institution and that is why myself , supported by 43 other lawmakers have asked the Federal Government to rescue the situation; we are working on something and the owner-states too are also concluding plans to ensure the students of the institution are back on campus soon.”
Speaking further, Buhari who chairs the Senate Committee on ICT and Cybercrime, Dr Abdulfatai Buhari said that the major threat to unity and development of Nigeria is the emphasis on ethnicity.
Buhari, who was a member of the House of Representatives and commissioner in Oyo State, spoke in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. According to him, the development and advancement of Nigeria is a collective responsibility which must be done diligently and faithfully.
He said: ” We cannot get to anywhere if we do not see ourselves as one, come together reason together and work as a united entity, we are suppose to be far from than where we are now and we can only get to where we should be if we stop selfish agenda and work for the collective benefits of the country “.
He advocated for proper reorientation of Nigerians about the need to be patriotic and consider themselves as Nigerians first irrespective of tribe, region, political party or religious affiliation. “We should think about Nigeria first and put aside other things,” he said.
He explained that the protests for and against President Muhamadu Buhari is needless, noting that “There is no basis for the protest, those calling for his resignation should have allowed the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to guide their action, the Vice-president is the Acting president and he is effectively playing his role as stated in the constitution and whatever he does or says in that capacity is final because he is in charge.”
He, however, cautioned against politicizing President Buhari’s health, saying that “Anybody can become sick at any point in time. It is abnormal to be playing politics with our President’s health status; he meant well for this nation and he is already achieving his mission.
He promised war against corruption and he is winning; corruption has reduced drastically, view it from any angle”.”