The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) said on Tuesday that the policies of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration have traumatised and pauperised Nigerians.
The union accused the government of implementing policies imposed by the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and “their collaborators”, saying that those policies have become hostile to the people in the last few months.
Speaking to journalists in Abuja, the National president of ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, said that the enthusiasm which greeted the election of Buhari is gradually giving away to the realism that “we may be losing the war to rescue our people from the ruling class extortionist agenda.”
ASUU voiced its opposition to the planned sales of some of the nation’s assets. He described any such move as a “monumental fraud.”
He said that the economic policies of the Buhari government was impacting negatively on all sectors of the economy and he urged Nigerians to organise themselves to reject the policies that claimed had pauperized the people and consolidate the gains of the ruling class.