Nigerians have taken to social media to voice their displeasure following the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) announcement to extend its strike by three months till August 10, 2022.
ASUU Chairman, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke announced the extension of the strike on Monday, May 9, 2022.
Following the announcement, angry and disappointed Nigerians took to their Twitter handles to slam the Federal Government’s inability to dialogue with ASUU, while some others bemoaned the negative effects of the strike on the helpless university students.
Here are some reactions to ASUU’s strike extension:
@OgbeniDipo It’s a huge shame that today, ASUU strike has been extended by another 3 months. This is really embarrassing and disgraceful. #EndASUUStrike
@YeleSowore ASUU has extended strike by 12 weeks, before you know it Nigerian students would have stayed home the entire year & the selfish elites quickly resolved and stopped airlines from shutting down services! It is time to act! Nigerian students, where art thou? #WeCantContinueLikeThis
@IfeoluwaDavid_ I won’t lie, this ASUU strike has been really terrible, the way it has destroyed the educational system is something that we might not come back from even in the next 5 years. Nigeria is a really demoralising place that doesn’t give two hoots about its citizenry, very sad.
@Chigozie_mmebo The saddest part about this ASUU problem isn’t that they are just beginning the indefinite strike. The major problem is that, whenever this current strike is over – The next ASUU strike is just less than 2 years away from now…What a country! Beloved, pls learn a skill now.
@insideilorin_ This Asuu strike is really unfair to the students and many other people that have their business located around the school area . We hope both Asuu and FG find a solution to this soon to another 3 months of this #insideilorin
@BabyHondy It is time to take this issue seriously. Students need to march in solidarity to demand for our rights and we need a lot of rts on these hashtags. This strike has to end, our education should be a priority. #EndASUUStrikeNow #ASUU #EndASUUStrike