ASUU STRIKE: SUGs seek Ngige, Adamu’s Sacking
SUGs decry ASUU strike, seek Ngige, Adamu’s sacking
Leaders of Nigerian college students continued to criticize President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday because of the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.
As a results of their failure to finish the strike within the prescribed two weeks, the leaders working beneath the auspices of the Council of Student Union Presidents demanded that the President hearth Ministers Adamu Adamu of schooling and Chris Ngige of labour and employment.
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The CSUPs, which had been made up of the presidents of the scholar union governments at greater than 100 universities in Nigeria, additionally bemoaned the continued deaths of scholars attributable to bandit assaults on account of the strike-related extension of their time at dwelling.
Ishaka Yahaya, the SUG President and Convener of CSUPs on the Federal University of Technology in Minna, warned that if the federal government didn’t put an finish to the strike, there could be widespread unrest.
The two ministers got a two-week deadline by Buhari to finish the strike by ASUU and different university-based unions.
Due to what they declare is the Federal Government’s incapability to fulfill their calls for, ASUU went on strike on February 14 and was quickly joined by different unions.
But Yahaya claimed that many college students who had been speculated to be in school however ended up working different jobs had been kidnapped and killed in consequence.
He urged the federal government to contemplate and handle the calls for of ASUU in order that the scholars might return to high school.
“The adage that solely the grass suffers when two elephants collide is true. It is evident from this argument that neither the Federal Government nor ASUU have something to achieve from a battle.
“This is as a result of no strike motion can cease the Federal Government’s wage from persevering with to move whereas the strike is in impact, and no strike motion can cease the salaries of ASUU members from persevering with to move as properly.
“You would agree with us that the Nigerian college students are the one unlucky and harmless victims on this state of affairs as a result of they stand to lose every little thing.
Even if the strike had been known as off, he claimed, many college students wouldn’t have been in a position to full Youth Service due to age restrictions, and lots of extra wouldn’t have been in a position to afford authorities jobs after commencement due to the age restrictions.
Yahaya added that college students from Nigeria, who ordinarily must be in class studying, had been as a substitute participating in thuggery, drug abuse, and prostitution on account of the strike motion.
He claimed that as a result of Nigerian campuses and college students had been uncovered to insecurities, kidnapping by bandits had develop into a day by day prevalence.
He reported that the CSUP had written to the Ministry of Education, giving them seven days to return to an amicable settlement with their rivals, ASUU.
“We hereby attraction to the federal authorities to fulfill the calls for of ASUU as quickly as doable as a result of failure to take action would pressure us to proceed our peaceable protest regardless of the deteriorating safety state of affairs.
“Because living for nothing is preferable to dying for something. We also demand the immediate dismissal of the labour and education ministers,” he added.
Joshua Adankala, the SUG president on the University of Jos, additionally recalled the case of Ogbomosho, a 500-level scholar on the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, who was kidnapped and killed after paying a ransom.
“A 500-level Rachael Opadele from the Department of Fine Arts was murdered yesterday (Wednesday) at LAUTECH. Because of the ASUU strike, she selected to work in a lodge as a substitute of ending her schooling, which is why she was kidnapped and killed after paying a ransom.
This is one in all many who we’re conscious of. It is essential for the federal government to adjust to the calls for of ASUU in order that college students can return to high school as a result of they danger being killed whereas protesting, he mentioned.
Naajim Gbefwi, the SUG president at Nasarawa State University in Keffi, urged the federal government to present precedence to schooling for Nigerian college students.
According to Gbefwi, the federal government ought to prioritise scholar schooling relatively than giving cash to a different nation to purchase automobiles.
That is the newest Naija News Today on ASUU Strike