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ASUU strike: HURIWA instructs NASS to hold a vote of no-confidence in Buhari.



Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, civil rights advocacy group, has called on the National Assembly to vote no confidence in President Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).

ASUU strike: HURIWA instructs NASS to hold a vote of no-confidence in Buhari.

ASUU strike: instructs NASS to hold a vote of no-confidence in Buhari.

This was stated in a statement signed on Wednesday by HURIWA’s National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, who stated that students may have been recruited to commit crimes such as terrorism, banditry, Internet fraud, prostitution, and drug trafficking.

According to the group, the Academic Staff Union of Universities’ lingering strike, which began on February 14, has jeopardized the country’s security by keeping students out of classrooms.

The statement read in part, “We call on the National Assembly to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari for letting the ASUU strike linger thereby endangering national security. Everyone knows an idle hand is the devil’s workshop. This is why it is not imaginable that some undergraduate youths would have gone into sophisticated crimes such as kidnappings, cultism, terrorism, and drug trafficking, amongst others.

“HURIWA, therefore, urged the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, to be a man now that he couldn’t get his promised presidential candidacy from the cabal in Aso Rock. He should do the needful and etch his name on the sands of time by impeaching the President.”

“The government’s inability to resolve the industrial crisis in the public universities whereby over 70 per cent of youths attend because they are from poor backgrounds is a direct declaration of war on the youths.

The group also claimed that the APC-led government was not serious about ending the ASUU strike because the elite’s children were in private institutions and the diaspora.

Onwubiko went on to say that the APC should pay ASUU with the proceeds from the sale of nomination and expression of interest forms for the presidential primary election, for which aspirants paid N100 million.

“The APC-led government has demonstrated nonchalance to tertiary education in public schools obviously because the ruling class send their children to private institutions in Nigeria and overseas.


“The APC raked in over N2.5 trillion naira from its recent presidential primary alone as over 25 aspirants paid N100 million each. The N2.5 trillion is excluding trillions gotten from thousands of governorship, senatorial, and state Houses of Assembly aspirants.

“If the party is serious about ending the ASUU strike and saving its President, Muhammadu Buhari, from ignoble shame, it would have given just N1.1 trillion to ASUU to end the strike. But unfortunately, we have shameless people in power both at the APC top echelon and the Federal Government,” Onwubiko stated.

The group said it would write to foreign embassies to request that children of elected officials not travel for academic purposes, and it urged the National Association of Nigerian Students to avoid “money-based aluta.”

“HURIWA will subsequently write to all Western Embassies to urge them not to admit children of governors, ministers and the President for any academic programmes in their nations until the ASUU strike is permanently solved.

“Also, the National Association of Nigerian Students must sustain public protests and not cave in to intimidation and money-based aluta. They should not eat their future like Esau,” the statement concluded.


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