A House of Representative member, representing Dauni/ Sandamu Mai Adua Constituency of Katsina State, Hon. Fatuhu Muhammed has called for the privatization of Nigeria Universities.
Hon. Fatuhu who was speaking on the floor of the House, during plenary admitted that the country is having a plethora of problems with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), but insisted that the only alternative is to privatize universities in Nigeria.
He said: “My view on this issue is that we are having so much problem with ASUU for now, lingering issues, and luckily I was paired with very experience chairman of a tertiary institution, we know what is going on, and the best way out I think is to privatize our universities and concentrate on polytechnics.”
“The wisdom behind my reason is simply that we should look at other countries, all universities are privatized in order to improve the educational system. When we send our children outside to study are the universities government-owned? What we need now in Nigeria is the skill and we can only get that in our polytechnics and technical colleges. I hope people will read in between the lines the early, the better for the educational system.”
However, a Public Relations Strategist and Publisher of the World Entourage Magazine, Abdullahi O Haruna Haruspice has blasted Hon. Fatuhu Muhammad, describing his statement as “infantile, silly, jejune, lame and insensitive.”
The respected media personality, while reacting to Hon. Fatuhu’s contribution on the floor of the green chamber, where he called for the privatization of Nigeria’s higher institutions of learning, condemned Fatuhu’s remarks.
According to Haruspice, “Honourable Fatuhu Muhammad’s infantile contribution on the floor of the green chamber was not only silly, jejune but lame and insensitive.
Recall that the Federal government and ASUU, are still in a deadlock over the lingering eight-month strike, as negotiation by both parties is yet to bring an end to the impasse.