Social Media Trends for Tuesday 8th September 2020
Ogun was on the trend today as the State Government announced automatic promotion for all students except those in tertiary institutions and fixed September 21 for the reopening of schools in the state.
While some Nigerians on social media expressed reservation over the move, others commended the government, maintaining that the automatic promotion would make up for the lose and balance students' terminal progress.
Reactions have trailed the statement by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, that Nigeria’s increased petrol price was the cheapest in West Africa.
Those who agreed with the Minister's position, however, deferred that the increment was ill-timed.
Others with opposing view, argued that the Minister arrived at such conclusion without giving consideration to factors such as value of currency, unemployment rate, minimum wage and general economic outlook of other West African countries.
Governor El-Rufai's claim that it costs N400,000 to treat one COVID-19 patient has received backlash from a cross section of Nigerians who reacted to the news on social media.
According to Channels Television, the governor made the disclosure on Monday at the executive committee meeting of traditional rulers chaired by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar.
Social media users alleged that the COVID-19 pandemic had created an avenue for some public officials to siphon the people's common wealth.
Some, however, said that the governor could be right since managing COVID-19 patients required complex and strict procedures.