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Buhari Expresses Shock, Says It’s ”Amazing” ASUU Stayed Out Of Classrooms For So Long



President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his surprise and displeasure over the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

The academic union had earlier gone on strike in March 2020 due to demands for increased funding for public universities and re-negotiation of the 2009 FG/ASUU agreement.

According to the President, the fact that the lecturers have failed to suspend their eight-month strike is an amazing one.

Regarding the issue, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the president, Garba Shehu released a statement following a presidential meeting with 36 state governors on insecurity.

President Buhari

In the statement titled; ‘President Buhari charges governors to work with traditional rulers for local intelligence’, Buhari voiced out about the academic union’s eight-month-long strike stating that the lecturers had not taken into consideration the larger challenges facing the country.

Part of the statement read;

“Government conceded something. The problem is that they refused to look at the problem of the whole country.

“The Minister of Labour is working hard at it. It is amazing how ASUU will stay out of classrooms for so long. There’s a need for our elites to understand the challenges facing the country”.