ADC presidential aspirant laments ASUU strike, fuel scarcity
The African Democratic Congress (ADC) presidential aspirant, Mr. Chukwuka Monye has expressed concern over the lingering strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
Speaking after procuring the expression of interest and nomination forms of the party in Abuja, he said the situation would worsen the standard of education in the country.
While arguing that the problem in the education sector goes beyond increased budgetary allocation, he stressed the need to ensure judicious use of budgetary provision for the sector.
Monye also decried the recurring problem of fuel scarcity in the country, adding that it beats his imagination that the citizenry have taken the unpalatable situation hook line and sinker without holding the authorities accountable.
He condemned the cold-blooded murder of Miss Deborah Samuel, a student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education Sokoto, for allegedly committing blasphemy against the religion of Islam.
Describing the murder as unfortunate, he stressed the need for more enlightenment campaign on the need for the citizenry to appreciate the religion and culture of ethnic nationalities in the country.
Said he: “We want every Nigerian to step back again and take a second look at the issue. It’s a very delicate issue. I have spent hours engaging stakeholders including my close Muslim brothers and sisters. The more I dig into it, the more I realise there are too many factors to look into.
More Nigerians need to be educated about the laws regulating our environments, our cultures and different religions. I hope that political leaders and our clerics would lend their voices to this issue, especially to educate Nigerians to avert a reoccurrence.”
He promised to roll out an economic agenda aimed at creating an enabling environment to tackle the high level of unemployment, poverty and insecurity in the polity.