Shehu Sani, a former senator representing Kaduna Central, has proposed a solution to the Academic Staff Union of Universities’ (ASUU) continuing strike.
According to Sani, money spent on politics in Nigeria could easily be used to fund ASUU’s demands.
Recall that ASUU had been on strike since February 2022, due to the federal government’s inability to fulfill a 2019 agreement reached.
The University Transparency Accountability Solution, or UTAS, was one of the requests that the Federal Government had rejected before allowing ASUU to use their own produced payment mechanism.
Amid the prolonged strike, President Muhammadu Buhari had urged ASUU to put an end to its industrial action.
In a statement released by his spokesperson, Garba Shehu, he said, “truly, enough is enough” for keeping Nigerian students at home.
Reacting to the issue, Shehu Sani tweeted: “If you can calculate what is spent on politics, you will realise that this country can easily afford to meet the financial demands of ASUU with regards to our public university system.”