The National President, ASUU, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, faulted the claim that the government had no money and blamed it on the fact that their children aren’t schooling in Nigeria but Abroad.
He stated, “They (government) have money to pay him all his allowances. They have money to feed students for the so-called N250bn a year and I have not seen students who said they were fed. They have money to construct the second runway of the presidential wing of the airport but they don’t have money for education.
“Nigeria has money to be used to pay school fees every year in foreign countries but we don’t have N200bn to use in our country.
“Tell him if that is what he wants, they should close all the universities, till when money comes.”
Osodeke added that the plan of the government and the elite was to devalue the government tertiary institutions so that every Nigerian would be forced to attend private institutions.
He emphasised that the government could afford to turn a deaf ear to the unions’ requests because politicians’ children were not schooling in Nigeria.
“Do we still have public primary and secondary education? They have killed them. That is what they want to do to universities. If we give up this fight, you will be surprised that in the next two years, Nwajiuba will have a university.”
“Their children are not in this country and they have nothing at stake. They are not interested. If they have their children in this country, they will not tell you there is no money for education.”We are social! follow us on: