The former Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, on Sunday took responsibility for the industrial action of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
Nwajiuba who resigned his position last week to concentrate on his presidential ambition called on students and members of the union to understand what the issues are.
The presidential aspirant under the All Progressives Congress (APC) during an interview with Channels TV disclosed that two of his children are affected by the ASUU strike.
According to the former minister, four of his children have passed through Nigerian universities.
Nwajiuba while speaking on the lingering strike said, “I do apologize to Nigerian students because as their minister, I will take responsibility.
“But also, on behalf of the Federal Government, I would say ‘please understand what the issues are.
“All my four children have passed through Nigerian universities. I still have two who are at home now because they are all in public universities.”
Nwajiuba, who is no longer in the cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari, would be hoping to clinch the presidential ticket of the ruling party ahead of vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, the national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu, former minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and others.