The University of Ibadan chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has reacted to the First Lady, Aisha Buhari’s proposed plan to establish Muhammadu Buhari University.
The union reacted to the first lady’s move in a statement by the Chairman of the union, Deji Omole on Tuesday, April 23, 2019.
According to the statement, the union describes the move as a disaster adding that the plan confirmed why her husband has continued to reduce budgetary allocation to education since he assumed office in 2015.
He said; “When I heard about the proposed private university to be named after Mr. President, I just looked at it as a joke taken too far.
“If we have a president in a country that has simply refused to fund public education and all we get from the first family is to establish a private university in collaboration with some foreigners, it is a disaster for this country and for a sitting president.
“The implication is that Nigerians should know that this leadership does not believe in public funded education”.
Aisha Buhari made the announcement to establish and name a private University after her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari at a town hall meeting in Yola over the weekend.