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ASUU blasts FG, First Lady over proposed Muhammadu Buhari University

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Tuesday blasted the federal government over proposed plan to establish a private university to be named after President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Union described the proposed university by the wife of the president, Mrs Aisha Buhari as a disaster.

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ASUU further said the plan of the wife of the President to establish a new university confirmed why her Husband continued to reduce budgetary allocation to education since he assumed office in 2015.

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The Chairman of the union, University of Ibadan chapter, Professor Deji Omole and a former National Treasurer of the Union, Professor Ademola Aremu Stated this in a separate interview with newsmen in Ibadan.

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It would be recalled that the Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari had over the weekend at a Town hall meeting in Yola announced her plan to establish a private university to be named after President Buhari.

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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