ASUU STRIKE: “Help Me Beg Asuu To Call Off Strike”~ PMB Pleads
On Monday, President Muhammadu Buhari traveled to Daura, which is located in the state of Katsina. While there, he pleaded with members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to end their protracted strike.
According to President Buhari, the suspension will have a generational impact on families, as well as on the educational system and the future growth of the country.
Sallah homage was paid at the President’s residence by some governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC), legislators, and political leaders. The President said that the strike had already taken a toll on the psychology of parents, students, and other stakeholders, bringing up a number of moral issues that already beg for attention. He said that the strike had already taken a toll on the psychology of parents, students, and other stakeholders.
In a statement that was released by the presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, President Buhari made the observation that the future of the country is dependent on the quality of educational institutions and education. In the same statement, President Buhari assured students that the government understands their position, and that negotiations should continue with them.
We are hopeful that ASUU would have compassion for the folks who have been on strike for such a long time. Students should not be required to remain at home any longer than absolutely necessary. “For the love of God, don’t do anything to injure the next generation,” he pleaded.
The President issued a call to all well-meaning Nigerians, particularly those close to the leaders and members of the association, to intervene in the process of persuading the lecturers to reconsider their position, as well as the ripple effect their decision will have on an entire generation and the nation.
“Education of the colonial style was aimed at producing workers in the government. Those employment opportunities are no longer available. Education that will enable our young people to become self-sufficient should be made available to them. At this point, education is being pursued solely for its own sake.
“Thanks to advances in technology, we are lot more productive. Not only should we urge our children to look for jobs in the public sector, but we should also encourage them to receive an education.