President Muhammadu Buhari has said strikes are inimical to the health and progress of any university system, that incessant strikes by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and other unions in universities usually delay graduation of thousands of students. The president made the statement during the 41st convocation ceremony of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Daily Trust reports. Legit.ng gathers that the president, who was represented by the executive secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), Professor Abubakar Rashid, said strikes are inimical to the health and progress of any university system. President Buhari urged ASUU and other university-based unions to be more sensitive in the pursuit of their demands for continuous peace and stability in the university system.
He further said: “Since the inception of my administration in 2015, we have given appreciable priority to education and we will continue, undeterred, to invest substantially in education. “Despite the numerous financial and other related challenges, government has not relented in its envisioned determination to ensure that education is revitalized in this country in the awareness that education is key to gaining access to global civilization in the 21st century.