The Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Lagos Chapter, Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo, on Friday said he could motivate students of the University of Lagos.
He disclosed this in his response to the controversy generated by his invitation to speak at a programme in the UNILAG.
Oluomo was invited by the National Association of Geography Students, UNILAG chapter, to give a speech at their function on Friday September 19th but the invitation was greeted with widespread criticisms.
Some Nigerians felt Oluomo who they perceive as not educated should not be given a platform in a citadel of learning such as the University of Lagos.
Reacting to the criticism, Oluomo, who spoke through his aide, Jimoh Buhari, said he could not attend the event again as he was currently in Abuja attending to urgent matters.
He wondered why some Nigerians would not want to give a person like him opportunity to interact with students.
Speaking, Oluomo said: “I don’t know the reason people are going against the invitation because the people who invited Oluomo knew what they wanted him to say. If he had gone there and said something wrong, then the critical reactions would have been justified.
“Is it a crime not to be educated? Should people who did not go to school go and commit suicide? I think that if someone did not go to school and has a large following, it is enough reason for people to invite him to occasions. Those who invited him for the event had a strong reason for doing it.
“People are judging MC Oluomo based on hearsay. You don’t judge a book by its cover. We are also making efforts to change the negative impression people have about him.”