President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to end its ongoing strike.
He made this known while speaking to some governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC), legislators and political leaders that visited him at his residence in Daura, Katsina on Monday.
He said, “I hope that the institutions that we have like ASUU will sympathise with the country and the people. There is nothing wrong with showing the government and the leadership that you don’t like what they are doing. But enough is enough. Don’t hurt the next generation for goodness sake.
Speaking further, Buhari told Nigerians to help beg ASUU striking lecturers to resume school activities.
“Those of you who have friends that are teachers, please persuade them to go back to classes so that our children can resume their educational pursuit.
“People, whether they like it or not, are realising that to get educated to get government jobs is no longer [it]. Now, you get educated for the sake of education, because where are the jobs? The jobs are virtually finished.
“Technology is making things easy. We conducted an exercise in the government and found out that grade level 12 downwards, we said they should work from home, and found out that we are even more efficient. So, technology is even bringing a shortcut to efficiency.
“We should use it and try to tell people to please encourage their children to get educated for the sake of education, not for government jobs, because technology is cutting down the number of government jobs. The resources will be used for education and healthcare mainly.”