President of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Mohammed Ibrahim has accused the Federal Government of focusing on frivolous things and neglecting the Education Sector as well as the youths.
Mr. Ibrahim who spoke during the 2022 May Day celebration in Abuja said the universities were forced to shut down due to the government’s insincerity.
He said, “the standard of education continues to go down due to the insensitivity of government and the inability to provide conducive teaching, learning, and work environment through lack of basic facilities that would make them compete with their peers in other parts of the world.
‘’The morale of university workers is dampened by the poor pay package and the government appears to be paying lip service to funding education. It is very clear that government pays more attention to frivolous things and has neglected the youths that are said to be the leaders of tomorrow.’’
The SSANU President further noted that this year’s Workers Day comes when Nigerian workers are passing through perilous times.