EDUCATION

Strikes Won’t Stop Until Fed Govt is Responsible – ASUU

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities has said only the signing and implementation of a renegotiated 2009 Agreement will end the over five-month-old strike.

The Chairman, ASUU, University of Ibadan chapter, Prof. Ayo Akinwole, said in a statement on Sunday that the union maintained that their members had sacrificed so much on their welfare, lamenting that the Federal Government owed their members over nine-year allowances. He said Nigerian universities would not stop witnessing strikes until responsible and responsive people are in government.

Akinwole said Nigerians should not see the strike as a problem of ASUU thing but as a fight all Nigerians must own to have a future of quality education for their children.

He stated that the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) government had displayed capacity to abuse trust saying that the Memorandum of Understanding and Memorandum of Action signed with the government were not honoured.

 

According to Akinwole, Nigeria is in the hands of incompetent people due to collective negligence of Nigerians. He said,

“Until we rise above sentiments to get responsible and responsive people – who will be accountable to Nigerians, into public offices, the cycles of strikes will not end in Nigeria.

“The Federal Government led by Buhari is largely uncoordinated, the President gives order and his media aide denies he gives such order.

“Although the Federal Government has stopped the salaries of our members for five months, lecturers are resolved to fight to victory over the parasitic ruling class.

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“Nigerians should join the struggle to get money from government to revitalise public universities, to give children of Nigerian masses hope of governing their country. Unless that is done, the children of the ruling class trained in foreign universities will return to take over from their wicked parents and continue to enslave Nigerians.

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