ASUU Request For The Sack Of Education Minister Of Nigeria
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has requested for the sack of the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu over what it described as his “insensitivity and lack of commitment towards reversing the dwindling fortunes of the Nigerian education sector”.
This request was made by Dr Ndamisa Mohammed Attaahiru the Chairman of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUTMINNA).
According to him, the ongoing strike would have been averted if the Minster has been alive to his responsibilities.
He mentioned that since the current administration came on board, that ASUU has been trying to get access to Mr. President however the efforts has been rendered fruitless by the minster.
“He should be removed because you cannot stay in a place you are not doing your job. If he was very sensitive to the issues today, I don’t think this strike will have been called for. If his removal will bring prosperity to education because Nigeria is bigger than an individual in this country, we must move forward. If a minister is sitting down on his seat and sabotaging the efforts of education, I think he should be removed. He doesn’t need to be there”
He also confirmed that FUTMINNA has has withdrawn all academic services and joined the strike.
Also LASU has joined the ongoing strike.
“If nothing is done after one week, we will reevaluate the situation on ground and move to the next option which is two weeks. If after two weeks nothing is done we will look at the situation and move to three weeks. If after three weeks nothing is done, we will go on full blown strike.” He stated.
We all hope this doesnt drag for long.