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Femi Falana, a human rights campaigner, has said that the government isn’t 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 won’t back down and will appeal the injunction notwithstanding Justice Polycarp Hamman’s decision on Wednesday.

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 labor 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 revitalize the public tertiary institution.

All the government says is we have no money, but the same administration, this year alone, increased fuel subsidy from 443 billion Naira to 4 trillion Naira and we are now being told that before the end of the year may metamorphose into 6.3 trillion.”

“So where are you getting such money to fund waste and fraud but when it comes to education you say you have no money, I think these are some of the issues,” he said.


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By Justice Damilare

Justice Damilare is the founder and editor, CEO of DEEONE SCHOOL NEWS. He's an educational consultancy who is passionate about impacting students through all walks of life. He also intends to ameliorate challenges militating against education overtime through serving hand and undefiled information to students and the public.

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