- Adamu Adamu, the minister for educationhas been asked to resign by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party
- PDP said the call was made because the minister walked out on Nigerian students who went to ask for his intervention to end the on-going strike
- According to the opposition, that Adamu’s action is an assault and embarrassment to Nigeria's education sector
Nigeria's minister for education, Adamu Adamu has been asked to resign immediately for abusing and walking out on Nigerian students who went to his office to plead for his intervention to end the on-going strike by lecturers in public universities.
Legit.ng gathered that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who made the demand on Thursday, March 3, after he allegedly insulted and refused to attend to the member of the National Association of Nigerians Students (NANS).
In a series of tweets shared on its official Twitter page, PDP called on the minister to tender unreserved apology to the nation saying hi action is an assault and embarrassment to the nation’s education sector.
PDP insists that Adamu recklessly abdicated his duties and exhibited an unpardonable discourteousness unfitting of a minister.
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The party urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sack Adamu and appoint a new minister of education from the array of qualified academicians.
ASUU declares strike
Legit.ng previously reported that the Academic Staff Union of Universities declared a warning strike. The body said the strike will last for one month.
This decision by ASUU's National Executive Council (NEC) came after a deadlocked meeting with delegates of the Ministry of Labour and Employment that ran into the early hours of Monday, February 14.
ASUU is bitter and angry that the federal government of Nigeria has failed to honour agreements reached with the body.
ASUU strike: Ngige meets Buhari, reveals how much FG has paid lecturers so far
Meanwhile, Nigeria's minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, on Tuesday, March 1, met with Buhari to discuss issues surrounding the ongoing ASUU strike.
The minister while addressing journalists after the meeting with the president said that he (Buhari) was satisfied with the briefing.
Ngige said he also informed the president about the 2020 December agreement with ASUU which is already on course in terms of implementation.