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“A joke taken too far” ASUU blasts FG over first lady’s plan to establish ‘Muhammudu Buhari university’

Amadin Ogbewe

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Tuesday blasted the Federal Government and First Lady Aisha Buhari, over plans to establish a private university to be named after President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Union described the proposed university as a disaster. They reasoned that the plan to establish the ‘Muhammudu Buhari’ university showed why the president had continued to reduce budgetary allocation to education since he cane into office in 2015.

Chairman of the union, University of Ibadan chapter, Professor Deji Omole and a former National Treasurer of the Union, Professor Ademola Aremu who spoke in separate interviews with newsmen in Ibadan, all berated the First Lady over the proposed move.

Omole said: 

“When I heard about the proposed private university to be named after Mr President, I just looked at it as a joke taken too far. If we have a president in a country that has simply refused to fund public education and all we get from the first family is to establish a private university in collaboration with some foreigners, it is a disaster for this country and for a sitting president.

“The implication is that Nigerians should know that this leadership does not believe in public funded education”.

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