Betty Anyawu-Akeredolu, the wife of the state governor criticized how the students used social media during the maiden edition of the Ondo State Social Media day (OSMD).
She was the guest speaker at the event held at the T.I Francis Auditorium of the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA).
The governor’s wife narrated how AAUA Students during their protest against fee hike insulted her on social media for justifying her husband’ action. She said the students also mocked her as a breast cancer survivor and also wished her dead.
”The AAUA students are the most irresponsible students I have ever seen in my life and you can go anywhere to quote me,”.
“They took to the social media mostly on the WhatsApp page to insult me because they were protesting over an increase in their school fees and I was talking about the breast cancer while also justifying the hike in the fee.
“The old age commands respect and just like the example I gave you, the confrontation I had with the AAUA Students, and some of them even wished me dead. Some of them said ‘oh, we learnt she is a breast cancer survivor, she should have died.’ Can you imagine that?
“Because you are protesting against increment of your school fees, you go to that extent, you went to wish somebody dead” she said
According to Sahara reporters, some of the students that were present at the event reportedly left the venue in silent as the first lady’s remark didn’t go down well with them.
One of the students who reacted to the governor’s wife’s remark said, “The statement from the Governor’s wife is very reckless and also insulting to the entire students of Ondo state. I cant imagine how an important public office holder will be describing the students of tertiary institution as irresponsible”.
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