President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday received more knocks from leaders of Nigerian students over the prolonged strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
Consequently, the leaders under the aegis of the Council of Student’s Union Presidents (CSUPs) demanded that the President should sack the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, and his counterpart in the Ministry Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, for their failure to resolve the strike in two weeks as directed.
The CSUPs, which comprised all Presidents of Students Union Governments in over 100 Universities in Nigeria, also lamented the continuous loss of students to incessant killing from bandits attack as a result of their prolonged stay at home caused by the strike.
The Convener of CSUPs and SUG President of the Federal University of Technology in Minna, Ishaka Yahaya, told journalists that failure by the government to end the strike would lead to mass protest across the country.
Buhari had given the two ministers a two-week ultimatum to resolve the ongoing strike by ASUU and other university-based unions.
ASUU had commenced strike on February 14, and other unions also joined them over the alleged inability of the Federal Government to meet up with their demands but Yahaya said that many students who were to be in school but resulted to do other jobs get kidnapped and killed in the process.