The National Coordinator Concerned Advocates for Good Governance, Olusegun Bamgbose, on Monday, alleged that the fund embezzled by the All Progressives Congress government is enough to attend to the request of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.
The Lagos based lawyer noted that his team will reach out to the union in few days to know the technic to employ to settle the demands of ASUU.
“We can’t just helplessly watch this administration destroy our hope of better tomorrow overnight,” he said.
Bamgbose in his statement lamented that the demand which led to ASUU Strike has not been attended to.
According to him, it is clear to Nigerians that the APC government place no value on education.
“This government has failed to realize that the biggest infrastructure is not the building of roads, hospitals, etc, but rather, the most important and the biggest infrastructure is education.”
“I’ll rather as President, negotiate for foreign loans to fund education than to build roads. This government has not come to terms with the fact that, education can’t be destroyed but roads and other infrastructures can.”
“The attitude of this government towards funding education is most regrettable. The type of money embezzled by APC government can settle the lecturers one time.”
“However I believe it’s high time we united as citizens of this nation, by ignoring this government and come to the rescue of our frustrated students.”
“Virtually, none of their children is in any of these Universities, so they are not in any way bothered. I want to assure our undergraduates not to give up, there is hope.”
“If elected as President, there won’t be any ASUU strike throughout my administration, I’ll expect the National Assembly to impeach me if there is any ASUU strike during my tenure as President.”
“In the meantime, I’ll expect Nigerians to rise up to the occasion and rescue our students. It’s time to tell the government that Nigerian youths will not only protest when necessary, but also sacrifice to make things work.”
Source: Naija News