Edwin Clark urges education minister to take over negotiations
Elder Statesman whose name is Edwin Clark explained there was no need for the Minister of Education, who is Adamu Adamu, to take over negotiations heeding the Academic Staff Union of Universities’ strike.
The lawmaker announced this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja andASUU: Edwin Clark urges education minister to take over negotiations
confessed that Adamu was in a promising situation to arrive at a reasonable agreement with ASUU.
He said education matters ought to be dealt with by someone who understands the impact of the strike, putting in that it was affecting every fabric of the economy.
According to him, “besides the long-term effect, the strike has misrepresented the school calendar, boosted the crime rate, and underprivileged communities that make a living from schools, among other things.
“The Federal Ministry of Education should take over negotiation from labour because the labour ministry is dealing with the ASUU case like any other industrial matter.
“ASUU is not battling for their interest alone. I understood it is only now they are comprising the analysis of their salary, otherwise the 2009 commitment they are talking about is for infrastructure development.
“In every region, education is number one on the list. Once the people are nurtured, other areas of the economy will have limited challenges.
“The Accountant-General, who was deemed to have developed this payment, is alleged to have taken N80 billion.
“That is approximately half of what ASUU is demanding to mainly expand our education system.
“ASUU is demanding about N200 billion, that is not too much to fix an important sector like education,’’ he said
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