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Our leaders should wake up to their responsibilities

28 October 2013, 11:13

Its very obvious that our leaders are sleeping or wasting away on something unimportant. If not so, I feel they should all have come back to their senses by now concerning the issue of the ongoing strike that has lasted for more than three months now.

Could it be that they have been so busy on some political matters like: how they can get reinstated into office in the upcoming election come 2015 which is still far from the now? Or is it that they have been so busy piling up cash for themselves as usual?

Or better still, maybe because unlike the common man, all their kids are schooling abroad without any hitch in their studies, so they don't feel bothered by the prevailing situation in the educational sector of the country.

I don't think a nation like Nigeria would find it so hard and close to impossible for more than three months to be able to find a solution to a problem like ASUU's demand and because of that, have students who are actively in studies restricted from attending classes for three months and still counting.This kind of inconsistency in education contribute a lot in making it hard for the Nigerian graduates to find it hard to function effectively in their field of study after graduation.

We Nigerians have become so confused right now on who exactly is holding back the university students from returning to classes, because ASUU don't seem to care anymore, except the federal government honour an agreement they claim they both had. And the FG doesn't seem to be taking any positive step towards that aspect.

So this brings about the question, what are our leaders doing to remedy the strike problem and get ASUU back to work? I believe the burden now lies on the shoulders of our leaders now, and the main reason why we put them in those offices is to help us in trying times like this, not just fold their arms and watch things fall apart. They should think and show sympathy for the students that have been so cheated in this issue.

Three months is much for a young girl to fall victim of prostitution or become pregnant if there is no job or school for her to engage herself in, three months is enough for an adult male that is not in school or on any job to join a robbery gang, three months is enough for an idle mind to become the devil's workshop. And yet they complain of crime and promiscuity amongst the youth. Please, I am appealing to ASUU and our leaders to save us from this mess.The youth is suffering and many are going astray. Our leaders, please do something to save this nation from retrogressing, so as to avoid a bad and substandard future for our youths.

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