Politicians have come under fire from the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) for boasting about their children’s studies overseas while the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike continues for months.
The NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, lamented that underprivileged children in Nigeria were denied access to high-quality education while delivering a letter of complaint to the leadership of the National Assembly on Wednesday in Abuja.
“No excuse is acceptable for the children of the working class and the poor to remain at home for even a single day while their peers graduate from private colleges in Nigeria and overseas.
He remarked, “They have the gall to broadcast them on social media so that we can see.
In support of the public university trade unions’ protracted strike, the NLC organized a massive protest.
According to him, the federal government must take the necessary action to effectively and quickly address the problems plaguing the education system.
According to the NLC president, there are approximately 10 million children in public institutions, including three sets, who are awaiting admission.
Mr. Wabba urged the administration to pay attention to the concerns of the poor because democracy and peace for all would be impossible without high-quality education.
He claimed that among other organizations, the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Colleges of Education, and Non-Academic Staff Union had unresolved issues with the government.
“Those problems are simple; some of them don’t even involve monetary policy. But our politicians are unable to address such problems by listening.
Promises have been made, but they have not been kept. Although we are worn out, we are not worn out by their antics.
It’s crucial and critical that we take control of our own and our children’s futures, he declared.
Senator Boroface Ajayi applauded the NLC leadership for the orderly demonstration after receiving the letter of complaint on behalf of Senate President Ahmad Lawan.
He claimed that the National Assembly was working to end the walkout and get students back to class.
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