Senator Shehu Sani believes, the “impeachment of the President is belated, it should have started months ago”, and states the NASS has the constitutional right to summon the President.
He analyses that the opposition “may not be able to get the required number to impeach Buhari because members of the ruling party are hiding their faces from such actions.”
He says “the opposition is on a moral high ground”, Nigerians may see them as their voice and representative of the plights of the Nigerian people.
Sani notes that security challenges are not about money as INEC and defense agencies are well-funded. He says, “in the last 7 years, over N4.2 trillion was appropriated and funded, but this has not translated to security”, adding “It is clear to us that either the funding has not been used for the purchase of hardware or we are buying the wrong hardware for the situation on the ground.”
As a participant in the ASUU-NLC protest, Sani conveys, “This protest should continue and we believe if the govt is sensitive to the yearnings of Nigerians, it should solve this issue.”
Defining the purpose of the protest, Sani says, “Their protest is a struggle to save public education, to save the future of Nigeria, and to save the futures of the youth who cannot afford private universities or to go abroad.”
Sani argues, “We have a budget of N16 trillion, if the government can fund subsidy with N7 trillion, they can allocate more of the budget for education.”
Concluding, he stresses, “ASUU have articulated their demands to reactivate and upgrade Nigeria’s university system; refusing to address these issues will come with a lot of repercussions for the whole country.”