There is deliberate shifting, killing public universities in Nigeria – ASUU. According to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the Federal Government of Nigeria is actively strangling and killing public universities there in order to promote purportedly political-owned private institutions.
In order to terminate the strike and allow students to return to their regular academic schedules, ASUU thinks that the Federal Government has been purposefully dribbling the union since 2017 in an effort to honestly find a resolution to the standoff between the two parties.
Comrades Okey Aniebo and David Enibe, the chairperson and secretary of the ASUU at Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University in Anambra State, respectively, criticized the federal government in a statement for prioritizing the 2023 general election over the welfare, education, and future of Nigerians.
“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,” the statement released following their meeting in Igbariam, Anambra, East Local Government Area of the state, read.
The statement noted that the Federal Administration, which established the Prof. Ali Munzuali and Prof. Nimi Briggs Committee to renegotiate the 2009 FGN ASUU Agreement, did not take the committee seriously and was frustrated by the same government that established it.
Initially, the statement stated that ASUU had thought the government had acted in good faith to resolve the contentious issues and put an end to the strike, but regrettably, the government had abandoned the separate committee reports, confirming ASUU’s suspicion that it was not interested in seeing the strike come to an end.
The Federal Government of Nigeria has utilized falsehoods, blackmail, deceit, and delay tactics to keep breaking the 2009 ASUU FGN agreement, and it is regrettable to tell the general public of this.