A Second Republic Lawmaker, Junaid Mohammed has revealed those behind the ongoing industrial action declared by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
Speaking with Newsmen, Mohammed said that the “insane salaries” of members of the National Assembly and State House of Assemblies will continue to cause “unrest” in ASUU and other labor organizations in the country.
He however stated that the issue of industrial action will continue to hunt Nigeria because the President has refused to stop the high salaries and allowances of lawmakers.
“If you look at this ASUU people, they had more strike under Obasanjo and others than Buhari but I think the average Nigerian students are sick and fed up with ASUU, I don’t believe about anybody in ASUU.
“The whole problem we have in ASUU and the labor union generally has to do with the irresponsible rascals who are elected into office, especially in the National Assembly and state Houses of Assemblies because clearly, these people don’t worth their remuneration, they offer no services and most of them are absentee members, most of them are irredeemable quacks.
“I think the characters around Buhari like Abba Kyari, Mamman Daura, Babagana Kingibe who make up the cable have not been bold to tell him to put his foot down and say no to some of this nonsense.
“Now is a leader is confident of its legitimacy, it should be able to say no when other arms of government come making demands, not in the national interest. As long as he continues to give members of the National Assembly house rent and insane salaries, there will continue to be unrest in the Nigerian Labor union because we are not doing to right thing both morally and otherwise,” Mohammed stated.
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