Nigerian Lawmakers Are Learning Twitter Users Have No Time To Pander To Them
For many of Nigeria’s overpaid and underworked lawmakers, judgment and the dressing down they usually deserve is left to the divinities. Such is the accepting nature of Africa’s Giant that despite allegations that lawmakers receive as much as N10 million monthly, there has been little or no outrage.
41-year old member of the House Of Representatives, Hon. Herman Hembe, representing the Vandeikya/Konshisha constituency of Benue state got his comeuppance when he was engaged by a Nigerian on Twitter on Sunday Night.
His decision to make a joke of Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin’s suspension, as well as a call to ‘Twitter activists’ to give him 1 million, likes backfired horribly
2nd full day of Mumu-ni Jibrin’s suspension. House calm and engaged in the peoples matters. Give me 1million likes, dear Twitter activists pic.twitter.com/Kjhb40QBUd
— Hon Herman Hembe (@Hembrix) October 4, 2016
Now, who’s the we? https://t.co/OtbPnXQ4He
— Hon Herman Hembe (@Hembrix) October 9, 2016
We, the tax payers. Those of us who work 5-7 days a week, 52 weeks a year so you can work 3 days a week, 20 weeks a year. That’s who https://t.co/1aji84rE5s
— KA (@KwamiAdadevoh) October 9, 2016
Do our lawmakers not realize they’re paid by taxpayers?