Abuja - The Forum for Justice and Human Rights Defence (FJHRD) has charged the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to save Nigerian universities.
Oghenejabor Ikimi, the coordinator of FJHRD, made the appeal in Warri, Delta State.
The group said the N1.5 trillion demanded by ASUU to urgently address the infrastructural deficiencies and other challenges facing Nigerian universities is not comparable to the trillion naira it claims federal lawmakers have squandered on salaries and allowances.
“It is our submission that our universities have been neglected for decades courtesy of poor funding, whereas the National Assembly could spend a whopping sum of over a trillion naira in eight years on its members in terms of salaries and allowances,” the group said.
Ikimi also said the ASUU should not call off its strike until the federal government has signed a workable document of compliance.
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