Yahaya Bello, the governor of Kogi State, has suggested that the Academic Staff Union of Universities’ ongoing strike action may be partially due to the actions of saboteurs in the President Muhammadu Buhari administration (ASUU).
However, Governor Bello swore that these individuals, whom he referred to as “Judas,” will soon be made public.
He said this on Wednesday in an interview with Arise TV about the ongoing ASUU strike, which started on February 14, according to Anaedoonline.ng.
The Governor bemoaned the strike, saying that the future of Nigerian children was on the line.
However, he advised the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) not to impose their own laws in an effort to bring the strike action to a close.
He said; “I am deeply concerned about our children’s future that is being toyed with. I tackled the issue of education strikes in Kogi state and there is nothing such as strikes. Unfortunately, this is part of the saboteurs within this administration and outside. Let me admonish the NANS, do not take laws into your hands.
The governor of Kogi State reiterated that the federal government and other interested parties are worried and attempting to find a solution to the ongoing problems.
Bello argued that the ASUU strike and politics should be kept separate.
“Everyone including Bola Tinubu and the president is deeply concerned and what should have been done is to remove the political aspects from ASUU and at the appropriate time, we are going to point out to you those that are responsible.
“There are areas we need to work on but in every system, there are saboteurs. There are Judas and we have them abound in this APC administration of President Muhammadu Buhari — from the inner caucus to the outside,” he said.
Despite complimenting the Buhari administration’s achievements, particularly in the field of infrastructure, Governor Bello emphasized that there are still some things that may be done better.
“But it is not to imply there are not places in this government that may be improved,” he said. However, it is a truth that there are saboteurs. Despite all of that, the nation is nonetheless progressing. Our infrastructure is still being improved by the president.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has been told to end its current national strike, nevertheless.
Following a seven-month closure of the educational institutions, the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) issued an order on September 21 directing the varsity staff union to reopen all public universities and resume their duties.
According to Anaedoonline.ng, the federal government’s petition was filed in court on behalf of the minister of labor and employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, which led to the NICN directive.
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