The handling of the prolonged strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has been criticised by the Northern Elders’ Forum, NEF.
The forum has taken on President Muhammadu Buhari for allowing the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige to play with the future of Nigerian youths.
Also blasting the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi for abandoning his job in search of a presidential ticket, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, the spokesman of NEF, said Buhari does not care who runs the country.
In a tweet, the NEF spokesman also said the immediate past Minister of Transportation, Amaechi, left a stalled train service while opting to run for the Presidency.
He said Amaechi failed to ensure the release of train passengers from kidnappers before opting to run for the Presidency.
According to Baba-Ahmed: “Ngige was going to leave the ASUU strike and students at home to run for the Presidency of Nigeria.
“Rotimi Amaechi left a stalled train service and passengers with kidnappers to ask us to make him President of Nigeria. President Buhari does not care who runs a country in a mess.”
ASUU has been on strike since the past four months.
Though the federal government has promised that the strike will soon be called off, Nigerians are still in doubt as there was no precision on the promise.
Ngige and Amaechi had purchased the nomination forms for the APC presidential primary, but only Amaechi made it to the primary after Ngige withdrew.
The Nigerian railway has been shut down amid. bandits attacks on train and rail lines.