ASUU Strike Update Today
As the strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) continues, Shehu Sani, the lawmaker who represented Kaduna Central Senatorial District, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to instruct Zainab Ahmed, the Minister of Finance, to release funds needed to solve the impasse.
ASUU has been on strike since February 14 over the federal government’s failure to honour an agreement on issues bordering on funding of universities, as well as salaries and allowances of lecturers.
“The President don’t need to give the Education Minister two weeks to resolve the ASUU issues. All the president need to do is to direct the finance minister to release the funds needed to address the issues,” Sani wrote on his verified Twitter handle.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said it would embark on a nationwide protest on July 26 and 27 over the ongoing strike.
Similarly, the Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals (ANAP) threatened to shut down airports over the ASUU strike.