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Buhari vs ASUU: What the President said to Lecturers

Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, has finally confronted the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, over the ongoing strike that has left Nigerian students at he for months now.

The President charged the lecturers to take a second look at the situation and reconsider their position on the matter to stop the strike to enable students return to their various learning institutions.

The President passed the message while he accommodated the Governors, Legislators and Political leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC at his home in Daura, Katsina State.

In a vibrant message to ASUU, Buhari warned that “Enough is Enough”, pointing out the adverse effects the industrial action is having on the Nigerian education system and the students in general.

He spoke about the generational family problems on families of those affected by the exercise, stressing that the education system and the future development of the country now rest in the hands of the Nigerian lecturers.

President Buhari Speaks on Negative Impact

Furthermore, he pointed how the industrial action is also having a negative impact on the psychology of their guardians, parents, families, who worry about the whereabouts of their children and hope they don’t engage in activities that would affect their future in the long run.

He stressed on the various moral issues that needed immediate attention regarding the strike, mentioning the aspect that affects education sector stakeholders and the losses the country is currently suffering.

The President stated, “Colonial type education was geared towards producing workers in government. Those jobs are no longer there. Our young people should get an education to prepare them for self-employment,” adding that, “Now, education is for the sake of education.”

He hinted the importance of education to the advancement of some technological ideas in the country, noting that it provides an alternative for students to empower themselves and reduce the dependency on government jobs once they are out of school.

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