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NLC Protest: Buhari Must Go, I’m Fully With The Striking Lecturers – Falana

 

Latest Political News In Nigeria For Today, Tuesday, 26th July, 2022
Femi Falana (SAN) participates in NLC/ASUU protest
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Popular human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of inflicting hardship and suffering on Nigerians since assuming power in 2015.

Speaking on Tuesday in Lagos State during the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) protest organized in solidarity with the striking members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Falana said rather than address the issues, Buhari has resorted to travelling needlessly around the world.

The senior lawyer, therefore, called on the President to go as he seems tired of governance.

In his words, “We are gathered here today at this protest ground to reject in its entirety the dubious acts of Buhari-led administration.

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“The living standards of Nigerians appear to be getting worse every day. We didn’t vote for a regime to cause hardship for Nigerians. Now, hardship, terrorism, recession have taken over our country.

“Buhari is travelling all over the world, and he has told us that he is tired. So Buhari must go. He must go.

“I’m fully with the striking lecturers and the union.”

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Current ASUU Strike Lingers For Six Months

The current strike embarked upon by ASUU has lingered for close to six months now. It commenced on February 14, 2022, with the public universities shut and students at home for the entire duration.

On Tuesday, 19th July, 2022, the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) argued that the lingering strike by the union can be ended in less than two days if the federal government is ready to do the needful.

ASUU President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke stated this when he argued that it is the refusal of the government to sign the agreement between the two parties that has made the strike linger for long.

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He stated that negotiations have been completed and all that is needed is for the government to commit to the agreement and all parties involved can sign it.

Speaking further, Osodeke argued that the strike has been allowed to linger because the children of government officials, politicians, and other powerful persons in the country do not attend public universities as they are all schooling outside the country.