The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has kicked against establishing a private University to be named after President Muhammadu Buhari. The union was reacting to a recent disclosure by the wife of the president, Aisha Buhari, of the proposal.

ASUU Chairman, University of Ibadan, Professor Deji Omole and former national treasurer of the union, Professor Ademola Aremu, spoke in separate interviews with newsmen in Ibadan after Aisha Buhari who recently at a townhall meeting in Yola announced her plan to establish a private university to be named after her husband in partnership with some foreigners.

Omole said: “When I heard about the proposed private university to be named after Mr President, I just looked at it as a joke taken too far. If we have a president in a country that has simply refused to fund public education and all we get from the first family is to establish a private university in collaboration with some foreigners, it is a disaster for this country and for a sitting president.

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