A Political Economist Professor Kingsley Moghalu says the prolonged strike by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU constituted serious infringement on right of youth to education.
Moghalu, made the statement on Friday in Awka.
According to him, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that education is a fundamental human right for everyone.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that ASUU had on March 23 embarked on nationwide industrial action following the Federal Government decision to stop salaries of lecturers who have not enrolled in the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).
ASUU, which opposed to the use of IPPIS for payment of lecturers salaries, is also using the strike to compel government to implement the 2009 ASUU agreement, 2012 Memorandum of Understanding.
Moghalu advised the Federal Government to withdraw the 2021 Appropriation Bill and increase its allocation to education to at least 15 per cent.