We informed, lobbied Senate before we went on strike – ASUU lambasts Lawan

user_icon We informed, lobbied Senate before we went on strike – ASUU lambasts Lawan Posted by: NOTICE.COM.NG Staff
calendar-icon We informed, lobbied Senate before we went on strike – ASUU lambasts Lawan Posted on: 2022-05-12 12:06:53
We informed, lobbied Senate before we went on strike – ASUU lambasts Lawan SENATE-PRESIDENT-AHMED-LAWAN38418

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has declared that it informed, lobbied and appealed to the Senate before it embarked on its strike.

The union made this disclosure on Thursday.

Press gathered that the union had in February this year, embarked on the strike due to the failure of the Federal Government to implement the 2009 agreement.

DO YOU KNOW >>> 2023 general elections may not hold, Nigeria’s best 11 not in leadership – Catholic priest

It was gathered that the union, upon expiration of the 12 weeks strike, decided to extend the strike by another twelve weeks.

Our correspondent gathered that the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan had earlier urged protesting students not to use their protest to disrupt political activities.

ASUU has however described Lawan’s statement as unfortunate.

READ ALSO >>> We’re not ready to resume academic activities – ASUU tells LAUTECH management

The union described the statement credited to Lawan as the height of Insensitivity.

ASUU Chairman at the University of Ibadan, Professor Ayo Akinwole in a statement made available to Press on Thursday, insisted that the Senate was informed before the union took the decision to embark on the ongoing strike.

Akinwole in the statement explained that Lawan represents the class of political vipers who are bent on destroying the future of the children of the masses in order to access the resources of Nigeria.

READ ALSO >>> You’re not relevant - Amaechi attacks Orji Kalu for supporting Lawan - 2023 Presidency

Akinwole, while speaking further, stated that as a presidential aspirant, Lawan has not shown the capacity to solve problems by not knowing the importance of education over political activities.

Akinwole who condemned Lawan’s statement insisted that the union lobbied the National Assembly to prevent the strike.

He regretted that the National Assembly, which is the highest lawmaking organ of the government in the country, was not forthcoming, hence the need to embark on the strike.

READ ALSO >>> Lawan confirms Senate Chief Whip, Orji Kalu stepped down for him - 2023

He stated that the best way to destroy a country is by destroying its education system the way the present ruling class is doing.

Akinwole said, “It is inconceivable for a Senate President to see political activities as more important than having students back to learn and develop the society.

“The Union, ASUU, informed, lobbied and appealed to the Senate to avert the strike but they were not forthcoming.

READ ALSO >>> Many dead after Russian missile strike in Desna - Zelensky laments - War

“We see a house loyal to the ruling political elites and not to Nigeria. To this set of politicians, anything can suffer but their access to the common treasury. That is a sign of irresponsibility. Have their own welfare issues not been taken care of?.

“I salute the resolve of the Nigerian students to fight for their own right. Education is a right and not a privilege. The youth, Nigerian students have an inalienable right be concerned and take actions they considered appropriate to secure their future. “

WATCH >>> Obi Cubana and E money Net Worth 2022s & Cars - Who is richer?

WATCH >>> Download Nollywood Movie: Selina Tested (Episode 25)

WATCH >>> Peter Obi Net Worth 2022, Biography, Cars And Houses

HILARIOUS >>> WATCH Comedy Video: Oga Sabinus - Sabinus Joins Task Force

BREAKING >>> Berbatov chooses player to win Premier League Golden Boot - Salah versus Son

LISTEN TO >>> Music Mp3: Omah Lay - Woman

WATCH >>> Video: Black Sheriff - Kwaku The Traveller

READ ALSO >>> Maybach S-Class S480 Revealed with EQ Boost

For All Nigeria Past Questions Visit www.QUESTION.NG

Kindly share this post on different Social Media below



NOTE: User comments in this section are, as the name implies, provided by users of this website. The question.ng team is not responsible for, nor do they endorse, any of the information provided here.