Friday, 07 July 2023 11:34


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Under the auspices of the Forum for Good Governance (FGG), a civil society organization has accused the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) of becoming a clog in the wheel of national growth and advancement in the education sector. In a statement issued in Abuja by its head of Policy and Strategy, Osondu Emeka, the organization also stated that it was misleading for ASUU to claim that dissolving governing councils of public institutions was a setback.

The CSO stated that the Union needed to explain to Nigerians why it was a setback since the statement showed that ASUU was going against public sentiment. "It is very confusing because other concerned stakeholders have praised President Bola Tinubu for the courage he has shown in taking certain far-reaching decisions meant to restructure a number of the country's vital institutions, including tertiary institutions whose Councils he dissolved, except ASUU, which sees and has a different agenda."


"It is clear that ASUU is one of the organizations clogging the nation's wheel of development and progress in the education sector."  "ASUU must explain why," he stated. The organization questioned why ASUU has not acknowledged incompetence and corrupt inclinations demonstrated by members of several councils as a setback, instead pointing to disciplinary decisions as a setback.


Emeka went on to say that such facts would have bolstered their unguarded assertion of the Councils' wrongful dissolution, but "ASUU did not point to them as setbacks, but instead accused President Tinubu of taking steps to correct them as a setback." "Something must be wrong somewhere, and we demand that ASUU tells Nigerians what they are hiding."


He went on to say that the President's action was by existing constitutional provisions that provide him the right to dissolve the councils and that President Tinubu did not act illegally, citing section 2A, paragraph 1 of Schedule 3. "Section 2A, subsection 1 empowers the President to dissolve the councils." Could the fact that he correctly executed his power be a disadvantage for ASUU?" the organization asked

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