ASUU strike: Nigerian students ask Buhari to sack education minister

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has demanded the dismissal of the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, following the expiration of the ultimatum given to him by President Muhammadu Buhari to resolve the ongoing strike by university lecturers.

Buhari had on July 19 given Adamu a two-week-ultimatum to resolve the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike and ensure students return to classes.

While the ultimatum elapsed without any positive result, ASUU also extended the strike by another four weeks.


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Reacting to the development in a statement, NANS President Sunday Asefon said Adamu lacks the capacity to discharge the duties of his position as the education minister.

Parts of the statement read, “You will recall that President Gen. Muhammadu Buhari on the 19th of July, 2022 gave the Minister of Education Malam Adamu Adamu two weeks ultimatum to resolve the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities to ensure that students return to classes. You will also recall while this ultimatum subsist ASUU extended the strike by another four weeks.

“It is therefore abundantly clear that the Minister of Education lacks the capacity required to manage such an important ministry as the Ministry of Education. He has shown over the years his lack of capacity, know-how, and adequate understanding of the complexity of educational management.

“This development calls to question his qualification to be appointed as minister of education in the first place. His total lack of compassion and empathy for the plight of Nigerian students speak volumes.



    “Since he became minister ASUU has gone on strike for almost 18 months cumulatively and the entire educational structure of our tertiary education system is in total shamble under his watch.

    “It is therefore imperative to call on the President to immediately relieve him of his duty in the ministry and bring in a more competent hand, educated, experienced, physically fit, and willing enough to begin the process of salvaging the debris of the collapse of education system in Nigeria with the hope of rebuilding it.”

    Asefon vowed that NANS would leave no stone unturned to ensure that its demands are met.

    “We will do all that is required to reawaken the spirit of the Ali-Must-Go to ensure that Adamu-Must Go. The nation and well-meaning Nigerians must prevail on the government to fire the minister as this will serve as the only good riddance to the bad rubbish we have witnessed under his leadership of the ministry,” the statement added.

    Nurudeen Akewushola is an investigative reporter and fact-checker with The ICIR. He believes courageous in-depth investigative reporting is the key to social justice, accountability and good governance in society. You can reach him via [email protected] and @NurudeenAkewus1 on Twitter.

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    1. This so called Minister of education indeed lack capacity to manage eduction ministry, such strategic institution couldn’t have been giving to mercy less individual who most of there children does not school here in Nigeria, then how would they understand how education ministry can be run without obstacle of too much delay, preventing students who are ought have completed their academic learning celender and move on to next level of life. Most of this appointments given out by Mr. presdo, shouldn’t have been, if the president himself understand what it’s takes to pass through nigeria hardship education system, parent who have spend most of their life saving to train their children with hard earn money, there hardship to train there children will ask those senseless fools. who don’t understand how to manage their region , how much more a whole lot of territory institutions. The clock is thicken counting, I just pray NANS don’t run out of patient and mobility protest that will lend to mass riots that will turn on massive protest that will lead to destroying of life and properties . Because if you look critically, into nigeria student life now, most of them of the ladies has accepted untimely marriages proposals and unwanted pregnant, some of the men has gone to joined bad gangs as of result of idleness just to make money. Some of them has even be killed due to involvement in decits on the ground that, they want to work and source for money to sustsin their siblings and poor parent. No sinner will go untouched, so think eveildoers will end up suffering after they died, I can bet anyone that they will witness their devil deed right where on earth. God save nigeria in the hand of care free non educated falani caliphate that one believed in Islam education, These are one of the their major strategies to collapsed western eduction.


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