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Most Nigerian politicians are foreigners, they don’t live here, says ASUU president

  Emmanuel Osodeke, president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), says most Nigerian politicians are foreigners because they...

 


Emmanuel Osodeke, president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), says most Nigerian politicians are foreigners because they don’t live in the country.

 

Osodeke spoke on Wednesday during a Twitter Space organised by Premium Times on the lingering industrial action.

 

ASUU has been on strike since February 14 over the federal government’s alleged failure to meet its demands.

 

The ASUU president lamented the government’s “insensitivity”, adding that the challenges facing education and other sectors have lingered because those in power are not directly affected.

 

Osodeke said most of the politicians have their families abroad, where they have access to quality education and, as such, are not bothered about the plight of Nigerians.

 

“With all due respect, most Nigerian politicians are foreigners, their families live abroad, study abroad, all they do is come here, spend a few days, pick as much money and go back to ‘their countries’ to go and enjoy the money,” he said.

 

“There’s the issue of insecurity and all sort of things are happening in this country, the politicians are not bothered because they are not here.”

 

The ASUU president had earlier said the federal government brought nothing to its latest meeting, adding that the ongoing strike will not end anytime soon.

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