Ejes Gist Newspaper reports that Femi Falana, a human rights campaigner, has said that the government is not prepared to put an end to the Academic Staff Union of Universities’ protracted strike.
During an interview on Friday’s episode of Sunrise daily on Channels Television, Falana made this statement.
The industrial court ordered the instructors to return to the classrooms after the federal government and the striking university body could not come to an agreement.
ASUU President Professor Victor Osodeke was adamant that the professors will not back down and would appeal the injunction notwithstanding Justice Polycarp Hamman’s decision on Wednesday.
Femi Falana on ASUU Court Ruling
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria commented on the court’s decision by saying, “If the government listens to ASUU, all strikes are avoidable.”
“It concerns funding… ASUU persuaded the government in 1992 that employers of labour should pay education tax because those who receive government training work for employers.
Despite being willing to boost the fuel subsidy, the 64-year-old was irritated by the government’s failure to uphold the terms of the deal accord it made in 2009 to revitalise the public tertiary institution.
“All the government says is that we have no money, but this year alone, the same administration increased fuel subsidies from 443 billion to 4 trillion Naira, and now we are told that before the end of the year may transform into 6.3 trillion.”
I believe that these are some of the problems, he said, “So where are you getting such money to fund waste and fraud but when it comes to education you say you have no money.”
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