The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has stated that the Federal Government has money to fund its demand but remains adamant to improving the education sector in the country.
ASUU President, Prof.Emmanuel Osodeke, stated that the union did not tell the Federal Government to borrow to fund its demand.
He said tertiary institutions in the country had suffered enough setbacks, hence the authorities should be awake to its obligations.
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He said, “Who is asking them to borrow? They (Federal Government) have the money. If they can release N400bn for trader money, did they borrow that? Is trader money more important than universities being closed?
“If they dedicate N200bn for feeding of children in school, which we don’t see; if they can be thinking of plea bargain with somebody who stole N80bn, they should let Nigerians know that they are not interested in education rather than giving flimsy excuses.
“We are not asking the government to borrow; we say they should fund education.”