Market women/Men Association of
Nigeria protesting over the prolong
ASUU strike in Federal Secretariat,
PROTESTING traders, under the aegis of National Market Women Association, Monday, stormed the National Assembly, demanding that the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, call off its more than three months old strike. The protesters, who had been at the
Ministry of Education and Office of the
Head of Service, arrived the Assembly
complex at 11.30a.m.
Association of Nigeria protesting over
the prolong ASUU strike in Federal Secretariat, Abuja Monday .
President-General of the group, Mrs
Felicia Sani, who led the more than
200 protesting women, said: “We are
tired of seeing our children at home.
We want our children back in school. Enough of this cheap blackmail.
“We all know what they do with our
year-one daughters in the university.
We equally know that they sell
handouts and handbooks. “Is this not
worse than corruption of the highest order?” On FG/ASUU agreement Asked why she did not criticise the
Federal Government for failing to
reach an agreement with ASUU, Mrs
Sani said: “Which agreement? How do
you expect lecturers in state
universities to earn same salaries as Federal ones? That is impossible.
“We are not educated, but you do not
expect a hotel in my village to cost
same price as a hotel in Abuja.
“They are located in different places.
So how can a state university lecturer earn same salary with his federal
“We are begging them for the last time.
If we come out again we may have to
chase them out of this country and
replace them with so many jobless Nigerians.”
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