ASUU Strike: BBNaija’s Laycon Cries Out Over Closed Institutions

ASUU Strike: BBNaija’s Laycon Cries Out Over Closed Institutions

  • “I’m really scared” Laycon cries out over ASUU Strike.
  • BBNaija’s Laycon has lamented that Nigerian politicians are only interested in the upcoming general elections.
  • ASUU plans to roll over the strike after its expiration if it fails to reach an agreement with FG.

Former ‘Big Brother Naija lockdown season’ housemate Olamilekan Agbeleshebiola, known by most people as Laycon, has lamented the ongoing strike.

The rapper expressed displeasure at the Federal Government of Nigeria over the prolonged closure of higher institutions.

The BBNaija Reality TV star, in a tweet on Monday, condemned the attitude of the government and politicians towards the ongoing indefinite strike led by ASUU.

The face-off between the academic union and the government has left Nigerian students who attend public universities at home for over two months. 

The rapper claimed that he is scared because the government is only focused on the upcoming elections. 

A part of the  BBNaija season 5 winner’s statement can be seen below.

“I’m scared ooo, I’m really scared. What kind of government is this!!! Universities are closed, they have been closed for months and this mandem are focused on elections alone” 

The ongoing ASUU strike began in February as the association sought to ensure that its demands were met by the federal government. After an initial one-month warning strike, the union started another two months of industrial action.

ASUU Strike

The rollover ASUU strike is currently in its 10th week and is supposed to end in two weeks. The union has said that it might have to roll over the strike again if the government fails to meet its demands.

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The demands of the Academic Staff Union of Universities include the renegotiation of the 2009 FGN/ASUU agreement and the deployment of the UTAS platform for payment.

The union has also demanded that the government provide funds for the restoration of public universities and payment of staff salaries.

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