President, Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU), Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke has said the federal government has not demonstrated readiness to address the prolonged ASUU strike that has forced Nigerian students in public tertiary institutions at home.

He said the government has addressed the issue of fuel subsidy with a budget of 4 trillion while it ignored the addressing issues of her university education.

Professor Osodoke said if the government took only N200bn from the N4 trillion budgets for subsidy it would still have a whopping N3.8 trillion to address the matter where the University is challenged would come up with solutions to it.

Professor Osodeke said this while speaking to newsmen calling on Nigeria government to prioritize education to fuel subsidy, which he said the Nigerian intelligentsia in the universities can address.

He said that the government should remove N200m from the N4 trillion it has for fuel subsidy, to boost the infrastructure deficit of Nigerian Universities.

According to him, the Nigerian academic intelligentia can provide all the solutions needed to boost the country as he called on the government to challenge Nigerian University lecturers to provide solutions to nagging issues it has identified.

Tribune/Cynthia Akere

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