The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has called for the sack of the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu over what it described as his insensitivity and lack of commitment towards reversing the dwindling fortunes of the Nigerian education sector.
This call was made by the Chairman of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUTMINNA), Dr Ndamisa Mohammed Attaahiru.
According to him, the ongoing strike would have been averted if the Minster has been alive to his responsibilities.
He mentioned that since the current administration came on board, that ASUU has been trying to get access to Mr. President however the minster has not allowed such to be possible.
“He should be removed because you cannot stay in a place you are not doing your job. If he was very sensitive to the issues today, I don’t think this strike will have been called for. If his removal will bring prosperity to education because Nigeria is bigger than an individual in this country, we must move forward. If a minister is sitting down on his seat and sabotaging the efforts of education, I think he should be removed. He doesn’t need to be there”.
He equally confirmed that FUTMINNA has joined the strike and has withdrawn all academic services.
"If nothing is done after one week, we will reevaluate the situation on ground and move to the next option which is two weeks. If after two weeks nothing is done we will look at the situation and move to three weeks. If after three weeks nothing is done, we will go on full blown strike." He stated emphatically.