Prior to his appointment, the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, advised the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) not to call off its strike until the Federal Government under ex-President Goodluck Jonathan did its bidding in 2013.
Former Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Prof Chidi Odinkalu made this known in a tweet via his Twitter handle on Saturday.
Adamu, who was appointed Education Minister by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015, last week urged ASUU to call of its strike in the interest of the nation, a direct opposite of what he said under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) administration five years ago.
Addressing a news conference last Monday, Adamu said, “I want to use this opportunity to appeal to ASUU to put off this strike in the name of the country, and in view of what the situation is.”
“This nation owes a debt of gratitude to ASUU and the strike should not be called off until the government accepts to do and does what is required. So, instead of hectoring ASUU to call off its strike, the nation should be praying for more of its kind in other sectors of the economy. – Adamu Adamu”
He tagged the tweet: “Those who do opposition politics like they’ll never be government, end up doing government like they don’t know what to do wth it.”