The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has expressed displeasure over the rate at which Nigerian Youths are revolting with drugs and crime as a result of losing hope in the country.
The chairman of the union at the University of Ibadan, Dr. Deji Omole, called on the Federal Government to invest in education and not only infrastructure.
Omole called on President Muhammad Buhari (PMB) to invest in the education sector, saying if there is no investment in education, all development plans being conceived for the country would eventually fail, NAN reports.
He said that, more than ever before, the country’s youths are revolting against the state with rising crime.
“We are entering 2019 on a sad note that our future is neglected for pecuniary gains of gerontocrats in government. They want to build infrastructure without investing in human capital that will run and use them.
“That is failure from the start. President Buhari should give Nigerian Youths a future by showing concerning for education. If only present Nigerian students are exposed to the little he learnt as student, we would not be on strike.
“Ii is their generation that enjoyed the best quality of education and it is their generation that is destroying it. The youths are becoming alienated and are revolting with drugs and crime. Only a committed investment in public education will savage the future of Nigeria,” Omole stated.
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