CURSORY The president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Muhammad Buhari has expressed that he is pained by the strike and promised to mobilize resources to fund education in the country.
Buhari in a speech he gave to the nation to mark the nation’s 62nd Independence Day Anniversary, voiced his thoughts on the ongoing strike.
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The president revealed that he was pained by the recurring disruption to the nation’s tertiary education system.
He urged the striking lecturers to return to class and solve the issues with the few resources available.
According to him, the Federal Government will continue to mobilize resources, both internationally and nationally, towards funding education to ensure that citizens are well educated and skilled in various vocations.
In his words:
”I must confess that I am very pained by the recurring disruption to our tertiary education system.
”I am using this Independence Day celebration to reiterate my call for the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) 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 eleven years.
”As we put in place all measures to ensure that Nigeria takes her place in the Comity of Nations, we recognise the importance of a well-educated populace as a panacea to most of the challenges we face.
”We have, therefore, pursued policies and implemented programmes designed to create a literate and proficient society that ensures that citizens are availed with opportunities for life-long achievements.”
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