We Informed, Lobbied And Appealed To Senate…


Ahmed Lawan

The Academic Union of Universities (ASUU) has disclosed that it informed, lobbied and to the Senate to avert the strike but they were not forthcoming.

The union made this disclosure on .

The union had in this year, embarked on the strike due to the of the Government to the 2009 agreement.

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

The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan had earlier urged protesting students not to use their protest to disrupt political .

ASUU has however described Lawan’s statement as unfortunate.

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

ASUU Chairman in the University of Ibadan, Professor Ayo Akinwole in a statement on Thursday, insisted that the Senate was informed before the union took the to on the 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 the resources of Republic of Nigeria.

Akinwole, while speaking further, stated that as a 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 Assembly to prevent the strike.

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

He stated that the best way to destroy a country is by destroying its education 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 the society.

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

“We see a house loyal to the ruling political and not to Republic of Nigeria. To this of , anything can suffer but their access to the common treasury. That is a of irresponsibility. Have their own issues not been taken 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 they considered appropriate to their future. “

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