Academic Staff Union Of University President, Prof. Osodeke has criticized Buhari for refusing to prioritize education which has led to incessant strike. Osodeke stated the incessant will not end until the wards of ruling elite are trained in public institutions.
While dismissing the two weeks ultimatum given to the minsters by the President, Osodeke revealed the union has concluded negotiation with the government. According to him, they are only waiting for the ministers to sign the agreement reached with the university lecturers.
ASUU President while featuring on Today Today on Channels television stated the Union are willing to return to classroom once the government fulfil its part of the agreement.
ASUU President while starring on Today Today program on Channels television, stated the Union is willing to return to the classroom once the government fulfills its part of the agreement.
Reacting to the two-week ultimatum given by the President, Osodeke said “As a union, we also look at history – look at past precedents, until the issues are resolved, I don’t believe we…this will not even make any difference because this is not the first ultimatum given on this strike. Remember, when the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council met with the President on the 1st of February, they also set up a three-man committee to quickly resolve this issue within one month; and that was the Chief of Staff (to the President), the Minister of Labour (Employment and Productivity, Senator Chris Ngige) and the Minister of Education (Adamu Adamu). That committee didn’t invite us for a meeting until we rolled over the strike in May, that was when they invited us for a meeting. The NLC issued an ultimatum and that committee called a meeting.”