The Convener of the Middle Belt Movement for Justice and Peace, or MBMJP, Joe Bukka, regretted the deliberate failure of the Federal Government to implement its agreement with the Academic Staff Union of Universities or ASUU.
Bukka expressed that another strike by ASUU due to such failure will prolong the Nigerian university system comatose and would be the height of insensitivity to the plight of the Nigerian students and their families.
“It is obvious that the Federal Government is insensitive to the plight of the poor students that is why they care less if ASUU downs tools and the universities are shut after all most of our leaders have their children in schools abroad or in the highly exorbitant private universities,” he stated on Thursday.
“These youths are going through unbearable pains occasioned by the economic hardship in the country but they have been toiling-on in the face of the intolerable levels of sufferings in order to acquire knowledge but the government that has failed to address the sufferings of the masses is also nonchalant in its responsibilities to the university system.
The MBMJP Convener warned that the Nigerians were getting tired of the government’s attempts to evade its obligations with ASUU as Nigeria is going through the worst economic hardship in the history of the country.
“The Federal Government must act fast because forcing these youths out of school as a result of another ASUU strike may trigger a protest similar to the EndSARS protest. ASUU is sounding enough warning and time is running out.”