ASUU Strike: Buhari Tells University Lecturers Enough Is Enough.

I’m Ready To Go… It’s been challenging, Buhari claims

“Enough is enough,” said President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, urging ASUU
members to change their minds about the ongoing strike.

On February 14, the union started the strike.

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The president voiced concern that the strike will have long-term effects on
families, the educational system, and the nation’s ability to thrive in the

His media aide, Malam Garba Shehu, said that Buhari made the call while he was
hosting APC legislators, governors, and political figures at his home in
Daura, Katsina State.

To honor the president, the tourists traveled to Daura.

Buhari pointed out that the strike has already had an impact on the
psychological well-being of parents, students, and other stakeholders throwing
up many moral issues begging for attention.

He noted also that Nigeria’s future rested on the quality of education.

He assured also that government understood the union’s position, but that
negotiations should continue with students in lecture halls.

“We hope that ASUU will sympathise with the people on the prolonged strike.
Truly, enough is enough for keeping students at home. Don’t hurt the next
generation for goodness sake,’’ he said.

The president called on all well-meaning Nigerians, particularly those close
to ASUU leaders and members to persuade the lecturers to reconsider their
position and its effect on an entire generation and the nation.

According to Buhari, Nigerian students will be faced with the challenge of
competing with others in technology-driven work spaces.

Keeping them at home, he argued, only deprived them of time, skill and
opportunities to be relevant on the global stage.

“Colonial type education was geared towards producing workers in government.
Those jobs are no longer there.

“Our young people should get education to prepare them for self-employment.
Now education is for the sake of education.

“Through technology we are much more efficient. We should encourage our
children to get education not only to look for government jobs,’’ he stressed.

Buhari said resources should be channelled more into building infrastructure
and operations of the health and educational sectors, not to expand the
bureaucracy to create job opportunities.

“By this time next year, I would have made the most out of the two terms, and
in the remaining months I will do my best,’’ the President assured.

He urged those in political positions and places of privilege to be mindful in
helping the many Nigerians that were looking for opportunities.

“If you are greedy, you won’t look around to see what is happening with those
who are less-endowed,’’ Buhari noted.

The president told his guests that he had not been to his house in Daura for
close to a year because of the demands of office.

“The observation that I abandoned my base was made by the Emir of Daura, Dr
Faruk Umar Faruk, at the Eid prayer ground.”

“He held the microphone and told everyone that the last time I was in Daura
was during the Eid-el-Kabir of 2021,’’ he mused.

President Buhari said he would retire to Daura and not to Kaduna, where he has
a better house.

“In 10 to 11 months; time, I will come here (Daura). I have a better house in
Kaduna, but it is too close to Abuja,’’ he said.

The president explained that his schedule of work was so heavy that he
sympathised with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema, who had to
be away from his family most of the times.

He urged the APC stalwarts to keep working for the good of the people and that
of the country.

“ We are a lucky people. We need to reflect more on where we are coming
from,’’ h said.

The president said relative to the resources available, and compared to the
preceding administration, government had done well in many areas, particularly
in infrastructure.

“I wish the person who is coming after me the very best,” he said.

On security, the president said the Northwest had posed more challenges, while
some success had been recorded in other regions; the Northeast and

Buhari also admonished agitators in the South-South to stop vandalising
national assets, an action which, he said, also affected their livelihoods.

“I am eager to go. I can tell you it has been tough. I am grateful to God that
people appreciate the personal sacrifices we have been making,’’ he said.

In his remarks, Chairman of the Progressive Governors’ Forum, Kebbi’s Gov.
Abubakar Bagudu, thanked the president for his leadership role in improving
the nation’s economy and the many successes recorded by the APC.

According to him, such successes include two conventions to produce the party
leadership and the presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

“We will work hard to ensure the success of our party. We have reasons to work
very hard,’’ he stressed.

He noted that favourable weather conditions supported the vision of ensuring
food production and making agriculture a priority with clear results in rice
pyramids in various states.

“In spite of attacks by renegades, our country remains self-sufficient in food
production. We have seen investments that were not there before you (Buhari)
came into power.”

“Not less than 20 states now have agriculture processing zones. We have rice
pyramids in Ekiti, Gombe and Niger states, while maize pyramids were revived
in Katsina and Kano states,’’ he said.

He added that more than 54 rice meals were inaugurated in various states, and
57 fertiliser plants were revived, or built afresh.

“All these were achieved because of your commitment and patriotism,’’ the
governor told Buhari.

Bagudu also appreciated the president for providing ease of access to
governors and political leaders, noting that the opening of the National
Economic Council for more fluid exchange of ideas greatly helped in improving
the economy.

APC governors at the lunch were Aminu Masari of Katsina State; Malam Nasir
el-Rufai of Kaduna State, Hope Uzodinma of Imo, Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa and
Abubakar Bello of Niger.

Others were Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti,
Simon Lalong of Plateau and Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi.

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