President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) members to reconsider their stance on the ongoing nationwide university strike.
The President made the appeal while meeting with APC governors and political leaders in Daura, Katsina state.
He stated that the strike, which began on February 14, 2022, has lasted far too long and that if it is allowed to continue, it will have long-term consequences for families, the education system, and Nigeria’s future.
Furthermore, he stated that the strike has taken a toll on the psychology of parents and students, as well as caused many moral issues in the country that need to be addressed. As a result, the President urged the lecturers to resume and allow the negotiations to continue in the classroom.
He also urged well-meaning Nigerians, particularly those close to ASUU members, to urge the lecturers to reconsider their position and its impact on the country.
The President expressed concern that keeping the students at home would deprive them of opportunities and skills needed to compete on a global scale.
He was optimistic that his administration would channel more resources into healthcare and education. However, he urged those in positions of power and influence to assist those in need of opportunities.
Buhari calls on ASUU to reconsider its Position on ongoing strike