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‘I wholeheartedly support ASUU strike’ – Senator Shehu Sani

Senator Shehu Sani of Kaduna Central has declared support for the ASUU indefinite strikeIn a Facebook post, he said it was time for dialogue between the union and the governmentThe ASUU strike has raised a lot of dust among Nigerians both on social media and out of it

Senator Shehu Sani in a four-part Facebook post revealed his support for the ongoing Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

He said those who “don’t see anything wrong when leaders flash the images of their sibling’s matriculation or graduation ceremonies in some of the world’s most prestigious or elitist universities” would not see any wrong with the striking lecturers.

The senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani said this is the time for dialogue between key officials and the federal government.

He wrote: “First, I wholeheartedly support ASUU strike. Secondly, I call on the Executive to dialogue and meet up the demands of the Union.

“Thirdly, the need to declare an emergency on the state of public universities, polytechnic and colleges of education is now.

 

“If you don’t see anything wrong when leaders flash the images of their sibling’s matriculation or graduation ceremonies in some of the world’s most prestigious or elitist universities, you shouldn’t see anything wrong with ASUU strike and demand for a better deal for Nigerian Universities.

“Giving some children the best of education and denying some children same is aimed at entrenching and sustaining a political, social and economic dynasty of class order.

“Those whose children are in Oxford should think about those whose children are in Oyo; Those whose children are in Yale should think about those whose children are in Yola and Yaba;

“Those whose children are in Cambridge should think about those whose children are in Kaduna; Those whose children are in Arkansas should think about those whose children are in Akoka;

“Those whose children are in Princeton should think about those whose children are in Port Harcourt. Those whose children are in Eaton should think about those whose children are in Enugu.”

The LASU chapter of the union, had yet to fully comply with the strike action.

According to NAN, Oyewunmi said the executive members of the chapter would meet later on Monday, August 14 and a congress would be summoned for Wednesday, to officially declare the strike in the university. #naij

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