FG, ASUU trade blame as strike enters 50th day.
Written by News Room on April 5, 2022
The Minister of State for Education, Mr Emeka Nwajiuba, has said striking university workers including the Academic Staff Union of Universities, the Joint Action Committee of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Education and Associated Institutions are mean and wicked for shutting down universities across the country.
This is just as the ASUU’s strike enters its 50th day today where the unions are currently on strike over failure by the Federal Government to honour the various agreements reached with them.
Nwajiuba, in an interview with newsmen said it was an act of wickedness for the unions to go on strike for entitlements that the government would still give them.
In his reaction, the National President, ASUU, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, wondered why the Federal Government had refused to meet the union’s demand.
Meanwhile, the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination/Direct Entry examinations are set to commence on May 6, 2022 amidst the ongoing strike.