President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, has urged the Federal Government to use the $23 million Abacha loot to resolve the lingering strike action.
Osodeke made the demand while speaking on ChannelsTV.
The ASUU president who likened the strike action to a seriously sick child in a family maintained that resolving the issue should be top on the agenda of the government at this time.
“Let’s use a typical man as an example, you have a house, and your child is sick seriously and you were paid money that you were not expecting. Where will you put the money,” Osodeke asked
“That child should be the first thing you will treat. Is it not? Before you will start thinking about how you are going to buy clothes.
“Your universities are shut for six months. You now have access to a fund you were not expecting, if you really love education, where should you put the money? In that particular place, they said they don’t have money,” he added.
Meanwhile, the Federal Government has concluded plans to meet with pro-chancellors, vice-chancellors and chairmen of councils in a bid to resolve the strike action by ASUU.
This is even as the union has extended the strike action indefinitely following the government’s failure to meet the demand of the group.