The New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) has shown worries over the continuous strike by ASUU (Academic Staff Union of Universities) members.
The NNPP Chairman in Katsina State, Alhaji Sani Liti, expressed the trouble during a conference on Friday, August 5 in Katsina.
The Chairman stated the show of concern became essential as the strike by professors has kept more than 10 million students at home for a long time.
To this, he suggested that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) must forfeit their profit from the sale of nomination forms to satisfy the demands of striking lecturers.
He said that if over 10 million young people of Nigeria are allowed to persist in staying at home, then Nigerians must begin an ‘ASUU back to Class’ contributory fund.
He added that they believe that Nigerians must contribute money to ASUU and have them go back to classes, if 60 million Nigerians contribute N1,000 only, the total amount will be around N60 billion.
Political parties, particularly PDP and APC, must sacrifice all their income which they acquired from the sale of forms, estimated to be more than N30 billion, to ASUU.
He suggested, additionally, that the major candidates, Bola Tinubu and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, must also sacrifice half of the amount they spent during the convention of their political parties.
Liti said that the money involved in political processes by politicians and their parties from the start of the strike in February to August is twice the money demanded by the ASUU to reopen institutions.
He further asked the government to recheck the excesses of politicians in the monetary aspect if the nation’s economy would be improved.
Regarding the concern of insecurity, the Chairman stated that a special prayer session had become essential as one of the best solutions to resolve the unrest.