UMUAHIA — THE Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has lashed out at the Information Minister, Labaran Maku, for saying Nigeria would shut down if the Federal Government conceded to the demands of university teachers.
ASUU described the minister’s statement as a careless utterance, and urged Nigerians to ignore him.
The union in a statement by Zonal Coordinator, Calabar zone, Dr. Charles Ononuju, said Maku was ignorant of the agreement between it and the Federal Government.
It asked Maku to apologise to Nigerians for such unguarded comments and warned him to stop playing politics with the future of the Nigerian child.
ASUU said: “Nigerians should ignore the careless utterance by the Minister of Information that the country will shut down if ASUU’s demand is met. It seems the minister has not seen or read the 2009 ASUU/FG agreement.
“The country has not shut down with constant government wastages and billions of dollars being stolen. The minister should apologise to Nigerians for such unguarded comments and stop playing politics with the future of Nigerian child.”