Written by Godfrey AKON

ASUU berates FG over failure to stop killings

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has sharply criticized the Federal Government over its failure to end the wanton destruction of lives and property across the country.

ASUU National President, Comrade Biodun Ogunyemi, who made the remarks in Abuja while briefing journalists on the “state of the nation,” blamed the federal government for its inability to anticipate, manage and control the crisis.

Ogunyemi accused government of failure to enforce section 17, 2b, of the Nigerian constitution which states that the sanctity of the human person shall be recognized and human dignity shall be maintained and enhanced.

“Government handling of the issue has fallen far short of protecting certain constitutional provisions on fundamental human rights,” he said.

He said it was time to act as ASSUU, like millions of patriotic Nigerians has helplessly watched the endless drifts that characterized the nation’s governance since the return to civilian rule in 1999.

While condemning the unjustifiable loss of lives and property arising from unwarranted conflicts, the union leader said Nigerians hoped for socio-economic opportunities that would improve their deplorable conditions but these hopes have been dashed.

According to him, the hope for any meaningful change in the near future appears bleak and bleaker each passing day.

He called on security agencies to deal with all those sponsoring or committing such heinous crimes against fellow citizens, in accordance with the law.

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