The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU Demands Can’t Be Met Now Says FG.
ASUU Demands Can’t Be Met Now Says FG
The Federal Government has faulted the fresh notice by the Academic Staff Union of Universities to embark on a fresh strike barely four months after calling off a 10-month industrial action.
The government said any person conceiving a strike after close to one year of downing tools would be doing a disservice to students “because government is a continuum.”
According to the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, it had been difficult for the government to run the lives of over 200 million people with less than $70m a day in earnings.
When asked if ASUU should still be patient with the government, Nwajiuba said it depended on the style of the demands.
He said, “It depends on the style of the demands; some of them are what the government can do now, some can be what the government can do later.
“I’m sure you’re aware of the revenue base of the country – 1.5 million barrels are sold.
It is difficult to run the lives of over 200 million people with less than $70m a day in earnings.
It is amazing that the President has managed to keep the country afloat.”