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ASUU Strike: The disruption of tertiary education hurts me- Buhari.



President Muhammadu Buhari has once more urged the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), which is currently on strike, to return to the classroom while promising to resolve their conflicting problems within the constraints of the limited resources at his disposal.

ASUU Strike: The disruption of tertiary education hurts me- Buhari.

ASUU Strike: The disruption of tertiary education hurts me- Buhari.

The president expressed his grief at the ongoing interruption to the country’s tertiary education system during a nationwide broadcast on Saturday in Abuja.

The broadcast was a component of celebrations on the 62nd anniversary of the country’s Independence Day.

He claims that in order to ensure that residents are properly educated and trained in a variety of professions, the Federal Government will continue to mobilize resources on a national and international level to fund education.

”I must confess that I am very pained by the recurring disruption to our tertiary education system.

”I am using this Independence Day celebration to reiterate my call for the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to return to the classroom while assuring them to deal with their contending issues within the limits of the scarce resources available.

”This administration has made appreciable progress in redressing these issues that have been lingering for over eleven years.”
He claims that this is because education is a major factor in both economic growth and the creation of new jobs.

”As we put in place all measures to ensure that Nigeria takes her place in the Comity of Nations, we recognise the importance of a well-educated populace as a panacea to most of the challenges we face.

”We have, therefore, pursued policies and implemented programmes designed to create a literate and proficient society that ensures that citizens are availed with opportunities for life-long achievements.”

Regarding the health sector, the Nigerian president disclosed that his administration had also strengthened the country’s medical facilities, particularly during and after the COVID-19 pandemic’s breakout.

He said that the world community had praised this.


”As you are aware, Nigeria was one of the countries that defied global predictions of the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic because of our resilience, commitment and passion with which we individually and collectively managed the pandemic.”

In order to lessen the effects of climate change, which present themselves in a variety of ways including flood, soil erosion, desertification, and air pollution, he also revealed that his administration has begun addressing important ecological concerns around the nation.

The nation’s infrastructure program will continue to be the main driver of economic growth in Nigeria, according to the president, and every Nigerian would be affected by it.

He claimed that in order to create prospects for the expansion of the Nigerian economy, the Federal Government has already started to increase port operations.

”We have also continued to accelerate our infrastructure development through serviceable and transparent borrowing, improved capital inflow and increased revenue generation,” he said.

He said that this was accomplished through enlarging tax bases and exercising careful management of investment earnings in the Sovereign Wealth Fund.

Regarding transportation, Buhari said that his administration had kept improving the train network to further provide access to economic opportunities for communities.

He said that several important railroad projects had already been finished along with the rehabilitation and modernization of out-of-date machinery.


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