ASUU Strike: Prof Osodeke Issues Fresh Statement on FG Negotiation, Fund

ASUU Strike: Prof Osodeke Issues Fresh Statement on FG Negotiation, Fund

  • The strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities is no longer a child's play as both the federal government and relevant stakeholders are at loggerheads
  • The president of ASUU, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke faulted claims that the government does not have money, noting the union is unaware of such development
  • Ahead of the 2023 election, Osodeke urged parents and students to voter out leaders that are not seeking the growth and development of the nation's education system

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said the government has not at any time indicated that it does not have money to fund the union’s demands and university education.

The union made this assertion while reacting to recent comments by the minister of state for labour and employment, Festus Keyamo; and Ebonyi state Governor David Umahi, who said it was unreasonable for the federal government to borrow over N1 trillion to meet ASUU’s demands.

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Prof Osodeke says ASUU is unaware the federal government does not have money. Photo credit: ASUU, Buhari Sallau
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ASUU speaks FG's fund

ASUU’s national president, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, in an interview with The Punch, described those saying the government had no money as interlopers who had no business in the affairs of ASUU and the government.

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Osodeke said:

“Do you believe the FG has no money? Is Umahi the FG? Has the Minister of Education said so? Has the Minister of Finance said so? If the person directed to resolve a matter has not said so when interlopers are saying things, who will you believe?"

Osodeke speaks on ASUU strike, the way forward

When asked if ASUU would bend its demands so that the students could return to school, Osodeke insisted that the issue had to do with the government’s coming to the renegotiation table with ASUU.

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Nigerians react

Nigerians took to the official Facebook page of and reacted to the development.

Ishaku Thomas Nabi urged

"OK let them meet your demands one for all to stop unnecessary closure of universities .we are tied of ASUU strikes pls."

Ejigbo Okai hinted

"He is talking to Keyamo."

Agatha Ndifon said

"Bunch of wicked people surrounded in power."

Jessie Abiakan stated

"Both of you (FG and ASUU) are hopeless people."

John Sunday prayed

"God bless you sir.
"FG can solve ASUU demand in one day."

Prince Dean Emeka Emechebe said

"Werey FG."

ASUU strike: Lagos state makes smart move to develop Nigeria's Education

Following the lingering nationwide strike by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the Lagos state government under Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has urged stakeholders throughout Nigeria to increase their investments in the country's education sector.

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Rabiu Olowo, the Lagos commissioner for finance, during the 2022 graduation ceremony of Westerfield College on Saturday, August 6, stated that every patriotic Nigerian citizen who is both conversant and interested in the sector must advocate for education.

Hailing the management of the sixth-form college for its impressive work, Olowo, delivering his speech during the graduation ceremony, said:

“On behalf of the Lagos State government, we are proud of what you’re doing here.”


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