Strike: We Have Made Progress With Federal Govt – ASUU Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, has said the warning strike embarked
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upon by the union on February 14, would soon be truncated.
The ASUU national president stated this yesterday while speaking
on the Human Rights Radio, producers of the popular national radio/TV programme, Brekete Family Show. He blamed the minister of
Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, for politicising the strike which has failed to yield positive results. “When this thing
started, the minister of labour took over the control of this process and politicised it, looking for press conferences but
I can assure you on this issue now, presently the minister of education is handling it and we are making
some good progress.
“I hope it continues this way and within a short time, God helping, and if there are
no third parties, we believe that this thing will be resolved very soon.” Meanwhile, Osodeke has pleaded with Nigerian students
to continue to support the union in the struggle to improve the university system in the country.
He, therefore, urged them to vote against politicians whose children are not in Nigerian universities and do not have their
medical files in Nigerian hospitals.
For these students who are struggling with us, I have been seeing their struggle in recent times, which is quite good.
“I want to appreciate you, I want to tell you that what you are doing is for prosperity, the suffering
you’re passing through you are doing it for prosperity so that in future when you sit down in a classroom,
when your children sit down in classroom, they will sit there with children of ministers, children of governors, the children
of president, the children of president of other countries. “In those days you don’t know the difference between the child
of a driver and that of the president in a classroom, but all those things are missing, they have sent
all their own abroad using our resources, we want all those things to come back to how it was nowadays.
That is how we are struggling. So that when you are like me in future you will say that during
our time we struggle to bring our university to a standard that all of us are attending, that
is why we are struggling.