ASUU Strike: Buhari Begs Lecturers to Return to Classrooms

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Osaretin Balogban

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for the members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to call off the eight months strike embarked on by the Union.

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Buhari implored lecturers to return to classrooms during his Independence Day anniversary speech on Saturday.

He assured the demands of the lecturers will eventually be met but within the limits of scarce resources.

He said ” I’m using this independence Day celebration to reiterate my call for the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities to return to the classroom while assuring them to deal with their contending issues within the limits of the scarce resources available.

“This administration has made appreciable progress in redressing these issues that have been lingering for over 11 years “.

“The federal government will continue to mobilize resources both internationally and nationally towards funding education to ensure that our citizens are well educated and secured in various vocations in view of the fact that education is a leading determinant of economic growth.”

Source: Daily Post

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