The lecturers insist on their demands.
The ASUU members trekked about two kilometres within Zaria, Kaduna State.
Addressing journalists after the march, the Chairman of the university’s branch of the Union, Mohammed Kabir-Aliyu, said the essence of the it was to enlighten the public on the Union’s demands.
“We are on strike because our universities are dying. We want our universities revitalised. We are not on strike because of allowances or salaries,” he said.
He insisted that the striking lecturers wanted the universities revitalised so that they could compete with others across the world.
He added that the strike aimed to make the system work as it should in order to rekindle the hopes of children from indigent backgrounds.
“Our students know that the system is not working the way it should because the facilities that will make it work are just not there.”
On Federal Government’s stand that it had insufficient funds to cater to the demands of ASUU, Mr. Kabir-Aliyu countered that the Union’s demands were negligible.
He asked Government to endeavour to address these demands to save the nation’s education from total collapse.
Some students of the institution participated in the protest.
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