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General News of Saturday, 20 August 2022


Yahaya Bello slams Ngige, Adamu over lingering ASUU strike

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello

The Kogi state Governor, Yahaya Bello has slammed the representatives of the Federal Government for their poor negotiations toward the settle of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike.

The representatives of the government negotiating ASUU are, the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, and the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige.

During an interview on Channels television on Friday, August 19, Bello noted that the ministers are being insensitive with their utterances.

He bemoan the president's lack of concern for the education sector. Ad he wondered why Buhari will allow the negotiators embarass him in such a manner.

He said: “I don’t think they [ministers] are representing Mr President well. This is a man that cares so much about education, and even children during that lockdown were being fed at home.

“Those who Mr President entrusted to handle this protracted issue are not doing justice to it.”

Whiles calling on Buhari to address the ASUU strike, Bellow asked why the money spent on the COVID-19 response could not have been used to resolve the lingering ASUU strike.

Adding that funds spent on nose masks and hand sanitisers over COVID in the country could have been used to settle the striking lecturers.

“Like I used to say; I’ll return to the days when I was a loner, I think I’m still a loner on the issue of no COVID-19. The trillions spent buying nose masks and hand sanitisers… a lot could have solved this ASUU issue, but that’s that,” he said.


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