Lauretta Onochie, An aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, has claimed that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is blackmailing governments in Nigeria.
Onochie, who is the Special Assistant to the President on Social Media, made the claim in a tweet via her Twitter handle on Tuesday.
Onochie called on the National Assembly to enact laws that would mandate the leadership of the union to pay the salaries of striking members.
She wrote: “ASUU has blackmailed every government in Nigeria. The National Assembly should enact a law that mandates ASUU to pay the salaries of striking members.
“The current situation where ASUU executives alone, live off union dues leaving members high and dry, is unfair to their members.”