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Strike: Use Abacha Loot To Settle ASUU If You Love Education — Osodeke

Strike: Use Abacha Loot To Settle ASUU If You Love Education

Emmanuel Osodeke

The National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke has said the government would have used the $23 million Abacha loot to meet the demands of the striking lecturers if it was interested in education.

Nigeria and the United States of America (USA) recently signed an agreement for the repatriation of the $23,439,724 recovered funds said to have been looted by the Late General Sani Abacha.

Osodeke who made this claim during an interview with Channels Television said if the government loved education, public universities in the country would not have been shut for six months.

He maintained that the government should have used the unexpected fund to meet the demands of the striking lecturers.

''Let us take a typical man. You have a house and your child is seriously sick and you were paid money that you were not expecting, where would you put the money?

"That child will be the first thing you will treat. Is it not?

"Before you start thinking of how you are going to buy clothes. 

"Your universities have been shut for six months.

"You said no funds. Now a fund you were not expecting came.

"Where should you if you really love education put the money?

"But you are seeing how the country is going. And you say you don't have money,'' he said.

 

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