Nigeria’s Labour Minister, Mr. Chris Ngige has fired back at the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), claiming the strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities affects his family too.
This is coming after the student body blamed Ngige for failing to ensure the demands of ASUU were met.
“Any strike by University lecturers affects Ngige and his children the same way it affects ordinary Nigerians.”“During the 2020 strike, the honorable minister doubled as a concerned parent and Federal Government official, having three of his children in three medical schools in three different public universities in Awka, Lagos and Uniabuja.
“This doesn’t include the numerous fatherless and indigent students from all parts of the country that he is catering for under his foundation’s scholarship programme.
“It defied logic that Ngige as minister whose children and wards are in public schools would sleep comfortably as university lecturers shut down classes.”