In lieu of the lingering strike action, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), have come out to opine that there is actually a deliberate action by the Nigerian Goverment to stifle and kill all public universities in Nigeria and this was being orchestrated by the Federal Government as a way of promoting private ones which are allegedly owned by the political class.
The union had also reiterated that the Federal Government of Nigeria had been calculatingly dribbling the union since 2017 from sincerely finding a permanent solution to the problem of ASUU/ Federal Government impasse, in order to end the strike for students to go back and resume full academic activities.
ASUU chairperson and Secretary, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, COOU, Anambra State, Comrade Okey Aniebo and Comrade David Enibe, had respectively, in a statement chided the Federal Government of Nigeria of being only interested in campaigning for the 2023 general election, than the education, welfare and future of the Nigerian youths.
The statement issued after their meeting in Igbariam, Anambra, East Local Government Area of the state, ASUU, COOU said, “It is unfortunate that the Federal Government has been adopting lies, blackmail deceit and delay tactics to continue to renege on the 2009 ASUU FGN Agreement, the Federal Government is calculatingly dribbling ASUU since 2017 in finding solution to ASUU and FGN face off.”
In another report, in lieu of the massive backlash they have been receiving over their recent verbal onslaught on some of their members, the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASU, has come out to fully debunk and deny all the reports which have been making the rounds that it had named universities owned by State governments as being quack.
Numerous media platforms were on Friday flooded with some of the reactions to the purported assertion by the ASUU President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke that all the state universities in the Country are quack and should not be taken seriously.
Recall that Professor Osodeke had on Thursday had appeared on Arise TV where he addressed some issues regarding the ongoing industrial action embarked upon by ASUU over six months ago. Speaking about some State universities that recently pulled out of the struggle, the ASUU president said, “talk about important universities not those quacks. They’re not part of our strike”.
The development had also triggered some massive backlash from some State universities and concerned Nigerians who lambasted the ASUU president for allegedly naming State universities ‘quack’.