Emmanuel Osodeke, President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has responded to Minister of Education Adamu Adamu’s request that students sue the union for compensation.
In an interview with Channels Television on Friday, August 19, Osodeke said that students understand that the problem is with the government, not the union.
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He also stated that if students must sue, they will sue both the minister of education and the federal government.
“You need to read the response by the president of NANS, Comrade Asefon. He said ASUU is not their problem that their problem is the government and if they must sue anybody, they are actually doing that, they are consulting lawyers, they are going to sue the minister of education and the federal government for forcing ASUU who is an employee of the system and fighting for their (students) interest.”
He also said the issues that pushed lecturers in the country into going on strike, can be resolved in a day if the government is committed to the education of the youths.
“What we are saying is that we can resolve this issue within one day as Jonathan did in 2013.
“When it got to this stage in 2013, Jonathan summoned everybody to hear the truth. He heard the truth and we resolved the issue within one night.
“That can be done at this level either by a committee or people that are patriotic, not these ministers that already have bias. We can resolve this issue in one day and our children will go back to school.”
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