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ASUU fingers FG, State Govts over rising insecurity

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Sunday blamed  the federal and state governments for rise in insurgency in the country.

The union said rather treating the causes of insecurity, many states are reverting to organising their internal security networks.

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ASUU Chairman University of Ibadan,  Deji Omole said “it has been warning governments to cater for the needs of the vulnerable in the society which appear to have fallen to deaf ears.

Omole a Professor said instead of budgeting for peoples welfare, Nigerian governments now spend billions of naira to buy security equipments from the countries that have invested heavily in the research and training.

According to him, due to years of neglect and unbridled corruption in high places, many Nigerians have come to loose interest in standards of ethical living since those leading them are mortgagers of future

The Professor of Forest Engineering  stated that the union had maintained that a time will come when the children of the poor will have nothing to eat but the rich in the society stating that the observation is happening now.

According to the ASUU boss, poor education funding has made Nigerian students live in zoo-like hostels with sad memories for the society.

While saying that leaders benefit more with Nigeria ranking as the world poverty capital and deepening corruption maintained that unless the basics are treated, budgeting for weapons will increase ‘lootocracy’.

“Every year they budget for themselves. The president and his cabinet get lion share and some members of the National assembly with no brilliant contributions to economy  become billionaires overnight as a result of this insecurity.

He stated that instead of attending to poverty, education and unemployment, the security forces advice on buying more weapons stressing that they keep on churning out bad policies that impoverishes more families and with no job, and bad economy, crime and criminality is reigning supreme.

Omole advised that governments must give electricity, tackle unemployment,attack poverty and fund education to keep children in focus on positive development attitudes.

REMI FEYISIPO,Ibadan.

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