Set Up Committee to Resolve ASUU, FG Labour Dispute, Senator Ndume Advises President Buhari
By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri
The Federal lawmaker, representing Borno South Senatorial District, , Senator Mohammed Ndume has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to set up a committee of renown, trustee and respected educationists to wade into the Federal Government and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) labour dispute, with a view to resolving Mather once and for all.
Senator Mohammed Ndume who made the call in an interactive session with Journalists in his Maiduguri residence on Thursday said “those negotiating on behalf of the Federal Government does not have interest in resolving the strike because their children are studying in Private universities both within and outside the country., as such they lack the moral right to represent the FG.
” Those representing the Federal Government lacks the moral right to be there, because their interest is not affected, as a result by the ASUU strike, as such they lack moral right. I call on the FG to set up a committee of renown, respected and trusted educationists to sit with the ASUU with a view to resolve the issue once and for all “, Ndume said.
The Federal lawmaker also call on President Muhammadu Buhari to issue an executive order directing all public servants to send their children to public universities In a situation where ministers, senators and other public servants send their children to private universities within and outside the shores of the country will not mean well for the country..
He said ” those negotiating on the side of government are not sincere, how can you pay 12 days salary to striking lecturers just because they embarked on strike, which is their constitutional right. If this is the case, during COVID-19 people are been paid salary for sitting at home. The National Assembly members just sit twice a week and they are been paid full salary. ”
Ndume said ” even it means government should borrow money to fund university education, or reduce the salary of lawmakers they should do so.
” I see no reason why Federal Government will earmarked N8.2 trillion on overhead cost of government workers but cannot budget N2 trillion to safe our university education, we are not serious. These children roaming the street if not property manage will be a monster that will consume us ” he added.
He said he was pained to find out university lecturers are been paid N130,000 monthly and you expect them to provide results.