Senator Shehu Sani representing Kaduna Central has justified the strike action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.
The union embarked on an indefinite strike on Sunday after its National Executive Council meeting and came up with a communique, calling on all its chapters to join in the industrial action.
Speaking via his twitter handle, Sani said, “I share the belief that ASUU strike is a peaceful & justifiable action to save public universities in Nigeria. At $70 per barrel, Nigeria can afford to adequately fund public universities. Elites in power who can afford to educate their wards abroad, should have some honour.
Earlier, the National President of the ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi said all entreaties made to the Federal Government to honour the agreement with the union fell on deaf ears and they had no other alternative but to begin the strike action.
“Having waited patiently for action and meaningful negotiation with reasonable men using the principle of collective bargaining that ASUU at its NEC meeting of 3rd and 4th November 2018 at the FUTA, resolved to resume the nationwide strike action it suspended in September 2017 with immediate effect.