"There is no need for ASUU to continue strike" – President Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday said there was no need for the Academic Staff Union of Universities to continue with their industrial action.

Jonathan said this at the inauguration of the Federal Government sponsored-Transformation Projects at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO).

Represented by Prof. Ruqayyat Rufai, the Minister of Education, the president said N30 billion had been released for the payment of earned allowances in all public universities.

The president said that the inaugurated projects were in line with the Federal Government’s commitment to providing quality education in the country.

He said the projects were based on the need assessment exercise conducted by the Federal Government in universities.

Jonathan urged the university administration to engage in research for national development, while stressing the need for proper maintenance of completed projects.


Mr. President, improved allowance is not the only request made by ASUU! Most of their demands will benefit the students more than the lecturers. Thanks to social media, we all know :)

Stop the incessant neglect of education sector!