Senator Shehu Sani, representing Kaduna Central, has expressed his support for the indefinite strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.
In a Facebook post monitored by National Daily, the diminutive senator said he wholeheartedly support ASUU in their demand, calling on the executive to dialogue and meet up demands of the Union.
“If you don’t see anything wrong when leaders flash the images of their sibling’s matriculation or graduation ceremonies in some of the world’s most prestigious or elitist universities, you shouldn’t see anything wrong with ASUU strike and demand for a better deal for Nigerian Universities.
“Giving some children the best of education and denying some children same is aimed at entrenching and sustaining a political, social and economic dynasty of class order.
“Those whose children are in Oxford should think about those whose children are in Oyo; those whose children are in Yale should think about those whose children are in Yola and Yaba;
“Those whose children are in Cambridge should think about those whose children are in Kaduna; those whose children are in Arkansas should think about those whose children are in Akoka;
“Those whose children are in Princeton should think about those whose children are in Port Harcourt. Those whose children are in Eaton should think about those whose children are in Enugu.”
The lecturers decided to go on strike after an extensive deliberation at its meeting held at the University of Abuja from Friday, August 11. National Daily earlier reported that the union has directed all members against going to teach or involving themselves in any academic activity. Since the announcement, Nigerians especially students affected have criticized the Nigerian government for failing to forestall the industrial action.