ASUU strike: Human Rights Radio’s owner to raise N18bn for govt in 2 weeks



By Ismail Auwal

The founder of Human Rights Radio, Abuja, Ahmed Isah, popularly known as “the Ordinary President” has said that he plans to assist the Federal Government to raise N18 billion for the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) within two weeks.

Isah while launching the fundraising campaign on Berekete Family, a popular radio show of the station said it will support the government in resolving the issue with ASUU.

The human rights activist also accused those close to President Muhammadu Buhari of failing to report the true state of the country to him.

He therefore urged the president to send trustworthy delegates disguised as citizens to infiltrate society and ascertain the true feelings of the people.

“Mr. President sir, in case you are not aware, students have at home for months now and there is no sign that ASUU is about to call off the strike. What they are asking for is N18 billion. You are not the one that made the agreement with them but the government is continuous.

“You came, you took over the office of someone who took the decision on behalf of that office. Occupying the office now, you have no other option than to see it through or renegotiate,” he pointed out.

ASUU had declared a one-month warning strike on February 14, 2022, to demand that the Federal Government fulfil the 2009 agreement.

The agreement requires that the government commits N200billion annually for five years to the revitalisation of the tertiary education sector. To meet this segment of the ASUU demand, the Federal Government must cough out N1 trillion.

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