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ASUU Dismisses Buhari’s Two-Week Ultimatum To End Strike; Buhari Urged To Sign NYSC Trust Fund Bill



The President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, on Tuesday, slammed the Federal Government for failing to prioritise education in Nigeria, stating that the woes bedevilling the sector will not end until the ruling elite are forced to train their children in public schools.

Osodeke, while dismissing the two-week ultimatum issued to ministers by the President to end the strike, stated that ASUU had concluded negotiations with the government and was only waiting for the ministers to sign the agreement reached with the university lecturers.

The ASUU President, while decrying the brain drain in the education sector, noted that Nigeria is also losing its professionals in the medical line to other countries

In the other news, the Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to assent the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Trust Fund Bill recently passed by the National Assembly.


Executive Secretary of CESJET, Isaac Ikpa, who made the call Tuesday in Abuja at a media briefing, said the signing into law of the bill would bring economic prosperity to the Nigerian youth.

It is instructive to mention that the provisions of the NYSC-TF are well-intentioned and positioned to address the challenges faced by the teeming youthful population in the country.

“Youth empowerment can curb the rate of poverty to a large extent. One of the keys to empowering the youth is skill development. When youth is equipped with essential skills, they can use them to feed, assist others, and even invest for future use, aiding the nation economically.

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