Why We Lost Trust In FG – ASUU
Why We Lost Trust In FG – ASUU

TRENDING: Why We Lost Trust In FG – ASUU

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has revealed it no longer trust the Federal Government on anything, likening the Buhari’s regime as serial a promise breaker and adulterous spouse.

Contained in the latest statement, ASUU released today, Friday, February 4, 2022, the Union seized the opportunity to announce: “In the meantime, we are resolved to proceed on an indefinite and comprehensive strike until fidelity returns to our relationship with the government and our demands are met. We are tired of the back and forth.”

The statement, which was signed by Lazarus Maigoro, Chairman of ASUU, University of Jos branch, read in part: “In the last one year, our Union has been engaged with the federal government and its officials over demands which, if met, would lift the standard of our battered tertiary institutions, especially the universities. The undisputed crisis in our educational sector has met, as with other consequences, nothing but the same response.”

The statement trudged on to explain: “For the avoidance of doubt, our Union ASUU, has had several meetings with the Minister of Labour, Officials of the Federal Ministry of Education, the NUC, and NITDA and, very recently with the Chief of Staff to the President.”

“All these meetings have not calmed our members as the following issues still remain unresolved. The recent comments by the spokesman to the President, Mr. Femi Adesina that government will keep to the promises, rings very hollow to us.”

Lambasting the government, the statement continued: “The government’s pattern of response to the issues is that of a serial promise-breaker. Like an unfaithful spouse, they are unable to match their words with action which is affecting the education sector negatively. We are tired of their deceit and IT IS TIME FOR US TO ACT. We want to inform Nigerians, that we are tired of fruitless meetings with the Minister of Labour, NUC Executive Secretary, Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission, NITDA, and the Chief of Staff to the President. If they ever want us to listen to them, they should first of all act on the promises they have already made.”

The body lamented how the federal government has continued to renege on countless agreements, which were meant to give a breath of fresh air to the nation’s education sector.

Appreciating efforts by well-meaning religious organisations, the statement also said: “Our union states very clearly that we appreciate the interest demonstrated by the Nigerian Inter-religion Council with a view to resolving the current impasse.”

“However, it is not rational to continue to return to the same physician for the cure of an ailment estrogenically introduced by him or one in which he has failed to cure or bring relief to his patient,” the statement butted.


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