The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Sunday declared that President Muhammadu Buhari demonstrated his hatred for the education sector by constantly reducing budgetary allocation for the sector.
According to findings made available to campusbiz, ASUU stated that the reduction of the budgetary allocation has made it impossible for universities in the country to recruit more staff despite the fact that many are dying as a result of excess work.
Prof. Deji Omole, Chairman, ASUU UI chapter, declared these while speaking with pressmen in Ibadan, Oyo State.
He described the statement credited to the President citing education as a way to end poverty as a political statement, adding that Nigerians do not need President Buhari to tell them what has been proven by serious countries as a way to edge-out poverty.
Prof. Omole maintained that beyond uttering such statement, PMB and his team through their education policies have shown hatred to fund and offer Nigerians qualitative education while expressing pessimism about the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, to transform education.
“He is back to a familiar terrain. We are also in that same terrain. He spent more than three years in his first term and made so many political statements, which were never implemented. One of such statements was the fact that they were going to declare state of emergency in the education sector and till he left office in his first term that was not done,” Omole stated.
“Nobody will come from America to develop Nigeria. Nigeria can only be developed by Nigerians themselves and they can only develop if they have quality education to grow the economy,” he added.