Nigeria students have been advised to get tougher against the federal government on the lingering Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike.
Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman, Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ), who gave the advice, charged them to scuttle the 2023 general elections.
In a statement on Monday, Sulaman tasked the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) to force the government to resolve its face-off with ASUU.
He accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of putting citizens “into the current mess in our educational sector”.
He insists the authorities had the funds to offset the arrears but were using political tricks to “bamboozle members of the union”.
Sulaiman lamented that the government has been engaging in “misplaced priorities, including donations to Afghanistan and neighbouring Niger Republic.
“The APC government of President Buhari has failed woefully in the educational sector, this negates their promises on education in both 2015 and 2019 presidential elections.
“It is very bad that the APC government could go about the political activities for 2023 without resolving the burning ASUU strike.
“The ball is in the court of students. The current political leadership does not care because they have all their children trained in foreign land and private universities.
“The future of students has been put in jeopardy; they should do everything possible to put an end to ongoing industrial action,” the statement added.