Jonathan politicising our strike – ASUU

Academic Staff Union of Universities [ASUU] yesterday said it is President Goodluck Jonathan that is politicising the ASUU strike.
In a statement issued by its University of Ibadan chapter Chairman, Dr Segun Ajiboye, titled “Nigeria at 53: No Message of Hope for Nigerians Yet,” the union lamented that it was unfortunate that the president could be blaming the union on the strike.
It maintained that rather than the president providing practical solutions to the problems in the country, he only succeeded in not offering any solutions during his televised media chat on Sunday.
It said: “ASUU strike has been politicised. The question is by whom? It is evident that rather than ASUU, the president and his team are the ones politicising education and playing with the future of the teeming youths of this country.”
ASUU emphasized that there is an urgent need for Nigerians to prevail upon “this government to consider the poor and the children of the poor by giving the needed and necessary attention to public education in Nigeria”.
The union lamented: “It is unfortunate for the president who passed through a Nigerian university to treat the sector with such hatred and disfavour.
“It is clear that Mr. President was just rehearsing the positions of his aides on the strike.”
The union advised the presidential team on the need to work on the president to bring messages of hope and not dampen the morale of the already dejected Nigerians.
It said: “Nigerians were all disappointed at President Jonathan’s media chat on the eve on the 53rd independence anniversary of the country.
Many Nigerians who expected their president to come out with practical solutions and cogent policy statements on urgent, burning national issues were greatly disappointed at the media chat.”
The union added that Jonathan cannot be quoted on any of the issues raised during the interview, saying, “Critical issues such as Boko Haram insurgency, lingering ASUU strike were all treated with mere disdain by the president”.


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