The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) monday took a swipe at the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the depreciating level of the economy and the ensuing suffering of the masses, accusing the president and the party of running a change government that is devoid of transformation.
Speaking with journalists in Abuja on the state of the nation, ASUU President, Dr Nasir Isa, explained that the symptoms of the prevailing economic crisis has become obvious with its attendant consequences and overall burden on Nigerians
He argued that government’s inability to squarely tackle the present economic hardship has had a ripple effect on the daily lives of the masses, stressing that, “food prices are higher and access to health facilities has not improved; live and property remain insecure. In short, Nigerian people are still suffering,” Isa stated.
The ASUU president further maintained that so far, since the inception of the administration, “the disappointment of Nigerians stems from the fact that we have a government whose leadership promised change but which is not practising transformation (deep, fundamental change).The body accused the government of pursuing an economic and political ideology that is more embedded in propaganda.
“Some of these ideologies are explicitly stated while others are implicit. Sometimes, those who have implicit ideologies claim to have no ideology at all,” they stressed.