A former media aide to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, Tanko Yakasai has described President Muhammadu Buhari as weak over the lingering industrial action of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
Recall that President Buhari on the 19th of July directed the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, to resolve the ASUU strike in two weeks.
Rather than end the industrial action, ASUU on the 1st of August, 2022, extended the strike by four weeks.
Yakasai, in his reaction, wondered why the Minister of Education, who was directed to end the strike, did not act and why there was no sanction for his action.
He further stated that it is shameful that the time frame given by president Buhari did not yield any result.
Yakasai, in a post on his Twitter account, wrote, “I’ve never seen a weak president like Buhari. He gives directives to his appointees and they ignore them without consequences.
“He gave 2 weeks ultimatum for ASUU strike to be resolved, nobody took him seriously & the time has elapsed. Shamefully embarrassing to say the least!”
ASUU has been on strike since February 14, 2022, due to the failure of the federal government to meet its demands.