ASUU Strike 2013: Borrow Money To Pay Them, Adebanjo urges Federal Government

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A chief of the Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, Mr. Ayo Adebanjo, has said  if necessary, the Federal Government should borrow money to meet the demands of the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities .

Speaking with Punch correspondent on Friday on the telephone,  Adebanjo stated that the strike action was tantamount to gambling with the future of students because of FG’s failure to implement the agreement it entered with the union in 2009.

Adebanjo said, ‘‘If it means borrowing money to sanitise the university system, the Federal Government should do it. What the people (ASUU) are saying is that the strike is not only about money but to revive the nation’s university education to make it world class. Whatever it will cost the government to stop the strike, it must do it. We should not gamble with the future of our future leaders.’’

He also stated that it was wrong for the FG to ask for a fresh negotiation from the union when it had yet to  fulfil the one it made.