By: Babagana Bukar Wakil, Maiduguri
President Muhammadu Buhari has again called on striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to return to the classroom while assuring them to deal with their contending issues within the limits of the scarce resources available.
The president, who reiterated the call in a nationwide broadcast on Saturday in Abuja, said he was pained by the recurring disruption to nation’s tertiary education system.
The broadcast was part of activities to mark the nation’s 62nd Independence Day Anniversary.
According to him, the Federal Government will continue to mobilise resources, both internationally and nationally, towards funding education to ensure that citizens are well educated and skilled in various vocations.
On health sector, the Nigerian leader revealed that his administration had also improved the nation’s health facilities, especially during and after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He also disclosed that his administration embarked on addressing critical ecological challenges across the country, to mitigate the impact of Climate Change manifesting in the form of flood, soil erosion, desertification, air pollution amongst others.
On transportation, Buhari stated that his administration had continued to boost the railway infrastructure to further open up communities to economic activities.