Nigerian Students Protest ASUU Strike: APC, NANS Condemn FG Negligence

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Sept 11, 2013 – Nigerian Students Protest ASUU Strike: APC, NANS Condemn FG Negligence

The  All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned the Federal Government’s  insincere and amateurish handling of the strike that has paralyzed  academic work in public universities in the country for the third month  running.

In a statement issued in Abuja,Wednesday by its Interim  National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said the  tepid and half-hearted way the government has handled the strike has  shown that it does not place much premium on education, which is the  path to national development.

It said there is no better  indication of the government’s disdain for education than the fact that  the Jonathan Administration has continued in its profligate ways even as  students caught in the web of the strike remained at home when they  should be engaged in serious academic work.

APC said since the  strike started, the Jonathan Administration has thrown at least two  mega, money-guzzling dinners in Abuja, perhaps the best example of the  aphorism ‘Nero fiddling while Rome burns’. In one of such frivolities,  the President and his party folks feasted joyously at a post-PDP  convention dinner even as hapless students were bemoaning their fate  over the strike.

The party said it was also in the midst of the  strike that the First Lady organized the so-called peace rally  that brought hundreds of unsuspecting women to Abuja in what later  turned out to be a march of shame. The Abuja gathering must have guzzled  millions of naira.

”Yet, some ministers had the temerity  to insult the sensibilities of Nigerians by saying the government will  shut down if it meets ASUU’s demand. What an affront! They did not say  Nigeria will shut down when the country paid out 3 trillion naira in  non-existent fuel subsidies; they did not say Nigeria will shut down  over the 1 trillion spent in the last eight years on less than 500  people; they did not say Nigeria will shut down due to FG’s monumental  profligacy, which includes spending billions of naira to pamper  ex-militants, some of whom are now so overfed that they are   threatening the country’s very existence!

”It is particularly  shocking that the government has carried on as if everything is normal,  without bothering about the fate of the students who have been marooned  at home since the strike started.

Perhaps this is because the children  and wards of those at the helm of affairs are luxuriating in schools  abroad, or because they are too comfortable to worry about their  less-fortunate compatriots,” it said.
APC also said the fact that  the strike has persisted despite President Goodluck Jonathan’s  directive, widely reported by the media, to the FG’s negotiating team to  do everything possible to end the strike, says a lot about the  Administration’s credibility.

”In fact, the negotiations between  ASUU and the Federal Government were called off two days after the  President issued his directive. So much for credibility!” the party  said.

APC reiterated its earlier call on the FG,to immediately  implement the agreement it willingly reached with ASUU in 2009 and stop  wasting its energy on why the agreement cannot be implemented, saying:  ”Agreements are meant to be respected, not  repudiated.”

[Tribune]

10 thoughts on “Nigerian Students Protest ASUU Strike: APC, NANS Condemn FG Negligence

  1. ‘be the first to comment- what do u think?, i think i shld know wat i stand 2gain by being d fist 2comment on dis article.

  2. I wonder when we would have an efficient central govt. devoid of leaders of unperdonable character.D people of dis great nation especially the youth should stand against bad administration.Our destiny as well perceived over the years is in our hands and not this spoilt,over zealous leaders.Time for change should be about now!!!

  3. A country that care less about education. Jonathan is not guaranteed a re-election
    Nigerian students will not vote 4 u. We are f**king tired of staying home

  4. I think the federal goverment shuld luk into this matter and stop acting as if all is well wen we are all at home wen we are suppose to graduate the bring up and issue of asuu strike.

  5. @Godwin sure, u r very right, dz man doesnt deserve a second term anymore, if he can handle internal problemz hw much more external problemz, if i tok nw ppl will say…’live d man he has try’ try for wetin? Is dz money his pocket money? No b d country money? It s our oil well n our natural resources money, mk una forget dt thn Nigeria has a lot of money up to d point dt if dem wan buy small Ghana sef d fit buy am, our problem s bad govt, Y is he so stingy nt to remove d money n solve ASUU’S problem, DID asuu beg dem dz money to use am n do party? No b for d betterment of our future? Education for dt matter which d would ave even rush to pay d money fast fast, d r making thnz too difficult for dem,

  6. @Godwin sure, u r very right, dz man doesnt deserve a second term anymore, if he can handle internal problemz hw much more external problemz, if i tok nw ppl will say…’live d man he has try’ try for wetin? Is dz money his pocket money? No b d country money? It s our oil well n our natural resources money, mk una forget dt thn Nigeria has a lot of money up to d point dt if dem wan buy small Ghana sef d fit buy am, our problem s bad govt, Y is he so stingy nt to remove d money n solve ASUU’S problem, DID asuu beg dem dz money to use am n do party? No b for d betterment of our future? Education for dt matter which d would ave even rush to pay d money fast fast, d r making thnz too difficult for dem, hw can a whole federal university b on strike for 2month,is it nt a shameful thn for a country lyk Nigeria to b battling with Education sector wen we r even swimming in d ocean of money, mk una no agree with dz man ooo, he s so coward n too much to manage dz country, BADLUCK JONATHAN dt money ur tieing dwn s nt ur money ooooooo, it s Nigerian’s money use dz money n sort dz probz out stingy man, stop throwing parties for yeye PDP n keepn some for ur nxt yr election, mk i tell u, u no go win ooooooooo, u don provoke Nigerian’s student to d core n d will nt vote for u cos ur nt fit to rule dz country again, remember students give u ppl a lot of votes nw no more, i pity d final yr student dat were abt to finish, shame on uuuuu n ur stupid regime wat history will u mk nw will u live d office? Think abt it u idiot

  7. M so proud of ur comment @Godwin sure, u r very right, live doz sychopant ppl dt support dz man’s nonsense, d dnt knw d worth of education,let me remind dem dt tym wait for no man in dz life,d tym to go to skul in dz life s nw n nt wen u will b getting old dz man doesnt deserve a second term anymore, if he can handle internal problemz hw much more external problemz, if i tok nw ppl will say…’live d man he has try’ try for wetin? Is dz money his pocket money? No b d country money? It s our oil well n our natural resources money, mk una forget dt thn Nigeria has a lot of money up to d point dt if dem wan buy small Ghana sef d fit buy am, our problem s bad govt, Y is he so stingy nt to remove d money n solve ASUU’S problem, DID asuu beg dem dz money to use am n do party? No b for d betterment of our future? Education for dt matter which d would ave even rush to pay d money fast fast, d r making thnz too difficult for dem, hw can a whole federal university b on strike for 2month,is it nt a shameful thn for a country lyk Nigeria to b battling with Education sector wen we r even swimming in d ocean of money, mk una no agree with dz man ooo, he s so coward n too much to manage dz country, BADLUCK JONATHAN dt money ur tieing dwn s nt ur money ooooooo, it s Nigerian’s money use dz money n sort dz probz out stingy man, stop throwing parties for yeye PDP n keepn some for ur nxt yr election, mk i tell u, u no go win ooooooooo, u don provoke Nigerian’s student to d core n d will nt vote for u cos ur nt fit to rule dz country again, remember students give u ppl a lot of votes nw no more, i pity d final yr student dat were abt to finish, shame on uuuuu n ur stupid regime wat history will u mk nw will u live d office? Think abt it u idiot

  8. APC govt. will be the worse if Allah forbids they get to power. See what they are doing in the states controlled by these idiot, pretenders in government claiming they are progressives.
    Take Lagos as example, has the government paid minimum wage since the advent of increase in minimum wage in Nigeria? If any union member make noise, they sack him…Akele is one of their victim. In Lagos now, there is no union because they have pocketed them using threat and intimidation.
    See how long doctors went on strike in Lagos and many people died including Dagrin.
    Their government will be dictatorial in nature as they have been displaying it.
    So, i adviced u people to think twice before joining the bandwagon of these pretenders.

  9. Usman shut up if u dont ve anytin to say we knw hausa dont value education so its not. New wen u strt spiting rubbish frm ur mouth

  10. My people I feel ur pain, this is d dance step for having compand fools as leader.Is only in Nigeria that a 4 year course takes 6yrs to complete.Am sure someone somewhere may have lost their life due to this strike while our leaders are throwing parties.No wonder people are doing everything possible to run away from this country including my aged old grandparents in d village.Nigeria leaders have made Nigeria to be dinner time story all over d world.Joe & his boys have mercy on this students and set them free.This is getting out of hand.Build d foundation for a better future through our kids.

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