The Secretary to the Lagos State Government in the Second Republic, Chief Olorunfunmi Basorun has decried over the continued closure of Universities, saying the leadership of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is toying with the future of Nigerian students.
The Elder statesman, a member of the elders’ Council of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos in a chat with Daily Trust criticized the response of ASUU to the appeal by President Muhammadu Buhari to call off the strike last week.
According to him, bringing up an agreement reached in 2009 as a basis for continuing the strike was wrong, asking them to suspend the strike while they continue the negotiation.
Chief Basorun described ASUU’s response to the appeal of the President as the father of the nation was an insult to Nigerians.
“The President early in the week made an appeal to them and the way they responded to the appeal, to my mind, they insulted the intelligence of all Nigerians.
“This is the father of Nigerians today. He did not order them to go back to work. He appealed to them.
“To me they are the most wicked Nigerians we have today, those who constituted the running of ASUU. They comprise so-called educated, renowned Professors in every field and yet they are unable to sit down and think about the future of those who are going to occupy the positions they are occupying now.
“They are toying with it, talking about salaries, talking about agreements reached in 2009, 14 years ago. I think they are insulting Nigerians. Children are in school for the past five years, they are unable to graduate,” he said.
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