Factual Pursuit of Truth for Progress
FOUNDER of One Love Family, Satguru Maharaj Ji, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately sack the minister of labour and employment Chris Ngige and his counterpart on education Adamu Adamu over the lingering ASUU strike.
Maharaj ji, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) today in Ibadan, said that the ministers and others on the government’s negotiation team with ASUU leaders were not doing enough.
He said: “All the government negotiators, including the minister of labour and minister of education, should be sacked immediately.
“They should be sacked by the president because they are not doing anything to resolve the lingering crisis in the nation’s ivory tower.
“In their place, bring on board people like Femi Falana, NBA President, Prof. Woke Soyinka, among other notable and credible Nigerians, to negotiate with the striking lecturers.
“ASUU leaders too should be considerate in their demands in the interest of the future of our children.
“Because our children are suffering as a result of the incessant strike in our nation’s education sector. ASUU president too should remember one thing that he is a parent.”
Maharaj Ji also urged the Federal Government to give ASUU members half of what they are demanding, pending the completion of negotiations in order to end the six-month-old strike.
He said, “I recommend that the Federal Government should give the striking lecturers half of what they are asking for pending negotiation and after negotiation, it is either you add more or minus.
“ASUU being on strike is not okay, the strike has affected farmers, businessmen whose children cannot go to school and the whole nation’s economy is now suffering.
“Some of the undergraduate students are now into internet fraud, they are not ready to listen, they want to use iPhones, ride expensive cars and become rich overnight.
“This is happening because of the strike and the structure to take care of them is not there.
“The children are suffering because they don’t have anywhere to go and no job to do pending the resumption of the strike.”