The lecturers’ union is asking the Nigerian government to implement the 2009 ASUU/FG agreement which borders on funding of university education and other demands that President Muhammadu Buhari’s government has failed to implement.

 

Since the strike which is in its fifth month started, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and several other groups have protested against the attitude of the government to the industrial action, calling on it to resolve the pending issues with the lecturers’ union.

 

The government has since said it lacks the financial resources to adequately fund university education in Nigeria.

A few weeks ago, President Buhari urged ASUU to consider the long-term effect of the strike on students and the generational consequences on families, the educational system and the future development of the country.

 

While lamenting that the strike was already taking a toll on the psychology of parents, students and other stakeholders, the President said, “We hope that ASUU will sympathise with the people on the prolonged strike. Truly, enough is enough for keeping students at home. Don’t hurt the next generation for goodness sake.”

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