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ASUU calls for the removal of Ngige,Keyamo,Adamu



The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU),Federal University Lokoja (FUL) branch, has demanded that the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu; his Labour and Productivity counterpart, Dr. Chris Ngige as well as Festus Keyamo to  be removed from office . 

Keyamo is the Minister of State for Labour and Productivity as well as spokesperson of All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council (PCC).

The union stated this during a solidarity protest round the Adankolo campus of the institution, on November 29th where they alleged that these persons were dragging the education sector backward. 

It had also declared the day to be aa lecture-free day as ordered by its parent body.

Dons at FUL had held an emergency congress before embarking on a peaceful demonstration with placards across the campus.

The placards read: ‘Say no to casualisation of lecturers’, ‘Ngige must go, Okija shrine awaits you’, ‘Pay our eight months salary’, ‘Stop playing politics with our education’, ‘We are not casual workers’ among others.

Addressing journalists after the protest, the union’s chairman, Dr. Joshua Silas, said the Federal Government, represented by the three ministers, had revealed clearly that it plans was to destroy public universities.

“We are calling on the President to remove the ministers before they completely destroy our educational system. They want to turn university lecturers into casual workers. This government wants to destroy public institutions,” he stated.

On the resumption of strike, Silas said “It is for the National Executive Council of ASUU to decide,” adding that they were just sensitising the public to how Ngige, Keyamo and Adamu were destroying the education sector.

“We also want to tell the public that we should not be blamed when we decide on the next line of action. This government wants to destroy education,” he added.

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