A member of the National Caucus of the All Progressives Congress APC, Chief Sam Nkire has called on the Federal Government to consider banning the Academic Staff Union of Universities, saying it was hampering clog the development of university education in Nigeria.
According to Nkire, ASUU had turned itself into a tool for destruction by its frequent strikes which have become a habit, rather than a development partner to the Nigerian university system.
Also, “I believe our university system can run better without the disruption from ASUU which has turned itself into an employee intent on destroying the company”.
He added that all university staff came to work from various locations as individuals, adding that, “it is unacceptable for a group of individuals to gang up to determine whether and when Nigerians go to the university or not.
“It is the duty of the Federal Government not to allow ASUU or any other workers’ union to bring the government to it’s knees, cripple the economy and shut down the society.”
However, Nkire said he was not oblivious of most of the problems being encountered by the Universities and their teachers, but urged ASUU to put into account the challenges and numerous problems facing Nigeria and most countries in the world.