ASUU STRIKE: Lawyer Begs Nigerian Billionaires, Bank CEOs To Save Education Sector As They Did During Covid’19 Pandemic
Pelumi Olajengbesi a Nigerian Lawyer as plead with billionaires and business people in the country to intervene on ASUU prolong strike to and save the country’s education from collapse.
Pelumi Olajengbesi, an Abuja-based lawyer, specifically asked billionaires like Aliko Dangote, Femi Otedola and BUA Group Chairman Abdulsamad Rabiu to help settle the ASUU strike He said that the billionaires should offset the N1.1 trillion demands of ASUU since the federal government has shown irresponsibility in resolving the crisis.
Olajengbesi, an Abuja-based lawyer, has asked CEOs of banks and Nigerian billionaires, including President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, Femi Otedola and Abdulsamad Rabiu of BUA Group and Globacomm Chairman, Mike Adenuga to pay off the N1.1 trillion demands by the Academic Staff Union of Universities. According to the lawyer, the Nigerian government has shown irresponsibility and nonchalance in settling the protracted ASUU strike since February 14, 2022.
The lawyer asked owners of businesses to come to the aid of the education sector in the country just as they did during the COVID-19 pandemic when their intervention contributed greatly to the country’s fight against the virus and its economic impact.
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Egalitarianvoice reported that his plea to high-heeled Nigeria and philanthropists came just after Ebonyi state governor, Dave Umahi said the Nigerian government cannot borrow the N1.1 trillion to assuage ASUU’s demands. Olajengbesi berated Umahi’s statement as uncharitable and insensitive to millions of stranded students of public universities in Nigeria who have been at home for about seven months when the union went on strike.