The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Tuesday blasted Aisha Buhari and the Federal Government over the proposed plan to set up a private university in the name of the President.
ASUU further described the proposed university plan by Aisha Buhari as a disaster. In accordance with the union, the plan of the First lady to establish a private university corroborated the President’s reason for the continued reduction in budgetary allocation to education since his assumption of office in 2015.
The Chairman of ASUU, University of Ibadan chapter, Professor Deji Omole, said;
“When I heard about the proposed private university to be named after Mr President, I just looked at it as a joke taken too far. If we have a president in a country that has simply refused to fund public education and all we get from the first family is to establish a private university in collaboration with some foreigners, it is a disaster for this country and for a sitting president.
“The implication is that Nigerians should know that this leadership does not believe in public funded education”.