ASUU president, Emmanuel Osodeke has slammed comments made by the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, Mr. Festus Keyamo, and the Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi after they claimed the federal government has no money to settle ASUU’s demands, it was unreasonable to borrow money for ASUU and that University education is not for everybody.

Reacting to the comments, Mr. Emmanuel Osodeke described the minister and governor as ”interlopers”  and questioned why the federal government could easily borrow money for Trader Moni, school feeding, and buying of vehicles for the Niger Republic, but cannot borrow to fund education in its country.

He questioned when the Ebonyi state governor became a spokesperson for the federal government when neither the Minister of Education nor the Finance Minister has said so.

When asked if ASUU would bend its demands so that students could return to school, Osodeke stated that the ball is in the government’s court as they were done with negotiations and only waiting for the government’s assent.