Tuesday, August 15, 2017

ASUU strike political – Lawmaker

A House of Representatives member , Rep . Johnson Agbonayinma (Edo - PDP ), has alleged that the Academic Staff Union of Universities’ strike is politically motivated .

Agbonayinma on Tuesday said that the strike embarked upon by the lecturers on Aug . 14 was a deliberate plot to disrupt President Muhammadu Buhari ’ s return .

“I have great respect for the lecturers and those who have decided to be of help to humanity, I would advise the teachers to continue their good work and avoid politics .

“It is just that in Nigeria , teachers are not well respected , however , I have a problem with this strike which is nothing but political .

“There is a political undertone that is being played for ASUU to go on strike and the cabals are part of the problems we are facing , they do not want Nigerians to move forward .

“For God ’s sake, how can Nigerian children spend seven to eight years trying to obtain first degrees as a result of the strike all the time ?
“It does not happen elsewhere in the developing countries, why is Nigeria always behind in everything .

“There are feelers that President Buhari is coming back to Nigeria , they now decide with the cabals to instigate strike so that Nigeria will be in a chaotic position .

“We cannot continue like this as a nation ,’’ he said.
Agbonayinma , therefore, appealed to the leadership of ASUU to call off the strike.

“I want to appeal to the leadership of ASUU to put Nigeria first , let ’s think about our children. I believe in dialogue , I believe in peaceful resolution of crisis .

“This continuous strike every year will not solve the problem of this country ,’’ he said.

(NAN )

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