Dr. Deji Omole, Chairman of the University of Ibadan branch of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Sunday said Nigerian youths are increasingly losing hope in the country and are revolting with drugs and crime.
Dr. Omole asked President Muhammadu Buhari not to destroy Nigeria’s future by failing to invest in education.
The UI ASUU Chairman said all development plans being developed will fail unless children of the nation are taken along and onboard in development plans.
He maintained that it should be clear to Nigerians that more than ever before that Nigerian youths are revolting against the state with growing crimes.
According to the ASUU boss the youth government fails to build through qualitative investment in education and nurtured with right values will sell all infrastructures being built at their expense.
ASUU had embarked on strike since November 5 to make government implement previous agreements with the Union but yet to have headway in the struggle.
Omole said if previous leaders were wicked as the present crop of leaders, the little education which President Buhari is using to rule Nigeria would have been denied him.
He said it is shameful that no public varsity in Nigeria can boast of twenty-first century laboratory.
“We are entering 2019 on a sad note that our future is neglected for pecuniary gains of gerontocrats in government. They want to build infrastructure without investing in human capital that will run and use it. That is failure from the start. President Buhari should give Nigerian youths a future by showing concern for education. If only the little he learnt as student is what present Nigerian youths are exposed to, we would not be on strike. It is their generation that enjoyed the best quality of education and it is their generation that is destroying it. The youths are becoming alienated and are revolting with drugs and crime. Only a committed investment in public education will salvage the future of Nigeria”