All Progressives Congress, APC, has accused the Federal Government of employing “cheap and ludicrous strategy” by using market women, religious leaders and students to put pressure on the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, to call off its strike.
In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in Lagos, yesterday, APC said that the strike, which is now in its fourth month, would have ended by now if the Federal Government had pursued its negotiations with ASUU with half the energy it had been using to rally various groups to protest against the union.
“This infantile statement by the leader of the apparently misguided market women is the most irresponsible statement that anyone has made on the long-drawn ASUU strike, and it is a shame that the government is the instigator of such nonsense.
“While indeed there are millions of jobless Nigerians, is it just any jobless Nigerian that can be a university teacher?
“How does President Goodluck Jonathan, himself a former university teacher feel about those apparently hired by his administration treating university teachers with so much disrespect?” the party asked.