by ‘Jola Sotubo
Staying true to the expression “Desperate times call for desperate measures”, the students of the University of Abuja in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have decided to pay their lecturers.
The students have been stuck at home for almost four months as a result of the ongoing Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike which has paralyzed academic activities all around the nation.
Thus, the students, under the Abuja chapter of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), have expressed their decision to source for funds to pay the lecturers who belong to the University of Abuja Chapter of ASUU.
Nigerian Eye reports:
The students, according to the Chairman NANS (FCT), Comrade Adediwura Ismaeel Adesina, decided on this plan of action having pleaded in vain with the Federal Government to reach truce with the lecturers.
He said: “So far Nigerian students have tried their best and we have realized that the Nigerian government and ASUU have exhausted our patience. We went on different peaceful protests in FCT for them to know our plight and at the end of the day nothing was done.
ASUU continues to agitate for this money even as the Federal Government keeps saying that there is no money. We begged ASUU to return to classes but it refused while our future is in jeopardy.”