- Nigerian governors have waded into the current ongoing ASUU strike
- The governors urged universities and government to shift positions
- The state leaders urged the FG to also create a temporary salary payment window for now
The federal government and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have been urged to shift grounds.
The call was made by governors who are worried by the shutdown of the nation’s universities for about eight months, The Nation reports.
According to the governors, the federal government should create a temporary salary payment window pending the outcome of the ongoing testing of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) recommended by ASUU.
Meanwhile, many Nigerians have taken to social media to react to the latest development, describing the nation's leaders as shameful. Some others said the current administration is the worst.
Tordue Simon Targema wrote:
"Ahah! As if the governors are by any means different! The other meeting between NGF vs ASUU, only four governors: Badaru, Lalong, Obaseki and Fayemi attended. Only God knows how many attended this one. The government's lack of commitment transcends all levels with state governments worst off in the blatant neglect of education."
Precious Michael Oladele added:
"Heartless and shameless leadership. You will all harvest your fruit of wickedness. 8 months and no agreement. There is God."
Godbless Uko on his part wrote:
"This Buhari administration is the worst ever. He is careless about things like education, human rights, and security. How can University be on industrial action for close to a year and the President is not aware"
As the strike lingers without any hope of being over any time soon, a Nigerian student Oluwasegun is maximising his time at home.
Before the strike began, Oluwasegun was nearing the completion of his bachelor's degree at the Olabisi Onabanjo University.
Oluwasegun in a post on Friday, November 13, said he has taken to selling bags of rice at Daleko Market in Mushin, Lagos state.
The Nigerian student studying civil engineering also used the opportunity to advertise to his prospective customers, telling them why what he sells is the best out there.
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