The Federal Government has advised Nigerian students to sue the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over the lingering strike.
Applesbite reports that the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said this on Thursday at the Ministerial Briefing organised by the Presidential Communications Team at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The minister urged the students to drag ASUU leadership before a court to claim damages incurred over the strike period.
Adamu asserted that the union must compensate students for the closure of public institutions for six months and for the time wasted during the strike period.
The minister added that the Muhammadu Buhari-led government bears no liability to compensate millions of students grounded for six months over lost time.
He, however, disclosed that the government will not concede to the union’s demand to pay lecturers their emoluments for the six months of no academic activities.
Applesbite reports that ASUU has been on strike since February 14 2022 and over the federal government’s inability to fulfil its 2009 agreements.
The striking lecturers have vowed not to return to classes until the government meets its demands and accepts the UTAS software developed by the union for payment of lecturers’ salaries.
2023: Don’t Vote For Politicians Whose Children Are Schooling Abroad – ASUU
ASUU has submitted that politicians whose children attend schools abroad do not deserve to get the votes of Nigerians.
This position was made known on Wednesday by the ASUU president, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke.
He argued that it is obvious such politicians do not have the interest of Nigeria at heart and may not be able to proffer solutions to the challenges facing the masses.
Osodeke made his view known during a Twitter Space Webinar organized by Premium Times which was tagged; ‘ASUU strike, Revitalization Fund and the Way Forward.’