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ASUU STRIKE: “Enough can’t be enough” – ASUU replies Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari’s remarks that the continuing strike by university lecturers has reached “enough is enough” have prompted a response from the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

In an appeal for the lecturers on strike to end their walkout, Mr. Buhari expressed his hope that the union “would sympathize with the individuals on the lengthy strike.”

The days of keeping students at home are truly over. When he hosted lawmakers, governors, and other political figures at his home in Daura, Katsina State, on Monday, Mr. Buhari remarked, “Don’t injure the next generation for gods sake.

ASUU responded by stating that it wouldn’t be enough “unless the president works to reorient the nation’s deteriorating public university education.”

The union charged that by not addressing the problems that sparked the walkout, Mr. Buhari was not functioning in a presidential manner.

The union’s Lagos zone responded, and its coordinator, Adelaja Odukoya, signed a statement that contained the response.

The statement read in part: “For the records Mr President, enough will not be enough in the struggle to reposition the public university education in Nigeria under this present administration and beyond as long as the Nigerian public universities are reduced to glorified secondary schools for the production of poor quality and globally uncompetitive, rejected and unemployable graduates; Nigerian academics remain one of the poorest paid scholars not only in Africa but the world; our universities are unattractive to students and scholars from across the globe; universities in the countries are made constituency projects and mushroomed for political exigencies; Nigerian universities, no thanks to IPPIS are run as government parastatals; Nigerian universities are seen as profit- centres where government and its functionaries can obtain money to fund its excessive gastronomical greed.”

The union blamed the government for the elongation of the strike which has lasted almost five months.


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