The Federal Government can meet the demands of the Academic Staff Union of Universities with the money it receives from the sale of crude oil in just one month, according to Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s nominee for president in 2023, but the current administration lacks the political will to address the issue.
The party’s national retreat was held in Abuja on Monday, and Obi, a former governor of Anambra State, spoke there.
The government is aware of the perpetrators of oil theft, according to human rights attorney Femi Falana, who also claimed that Nigeria is the only oil-producing country that has not installed the meter that provides precise information on the number of barrels of crude oil in Nigeria.
The National President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba, said the union, its affiliates, and political commissions across the 774 wards in Nigeria will mobilize their members at the grassroots to achieve victory for Obi in the upcoming presidential elections. Wabba was speaking also at the Labour Party event on Monday.
Since February 14, when ASUU began its strike, public universities in the country have been closed for approximately seven months.
According to Channels Television, the National Industrial Court of Nigeria adjourned the suit filed by the Federal Government against ASUU over the seven-month strike on Monday to September 16, 2022.