Pupil Union leaders below the aegis of the Council of Pupil’s Union Presidents (CSUPs) on Thursday demanded the sack of the Minister of Training, Adamu Adamu, and his Labour and Employment counterpart, Chris Ngige, over the continuing strike by the Tutorial Workers Union of Universities (ASUU).
President Muhammadu Buhari on July 19 gave Adamu and different authorities businesses a 14-day ultimatum to resolve the dispute with the varsity lecturers.
The union prolonged the strike for one more 30 days on Monday.
Following the expiration of the ultimatum, the scholar leaders from over 100 universities in Nigeria urged the President to sack each ministers.
The Convener of CSUPs, Ishaka Yahaya, who addressed journalists in Minna, Niger State, decried the killing of scholars by bandits within the nation.
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He stated the federal government’s failure to finish the strike would result in mass protest within the nation.
Yahaya stated: “It’s true once they say when two elephants meet; solely the grass suffers. It’s fairly apparent right here that each the Federal Authorities and ASUU don’t have anything to lose on this battle.
“It is because whereas the strike motion is ongoing, the wage of the Federal Authorities retains flowing and on the finish of each strike motion, nothing stops the salaries of ASUU members additionally from flowing.
“The one most unlucky and harmless sufferer right here, you’d agree with us the Nigerian college students who’ve all the pieces to lose.
“Even when the strike would have been known as off, so lots of the college students won’t be able to go for Youth Service attributable to age restrict, so many college students after commencement wouldn’t be capable to afford authorities jobs as a result of age restrict consideration.”
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