I Have Never Said The University Lecturers Should Go Into Farming ― Says Minister
The Minister of State for Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba has said that he was cited out of the setting of reports in a segment of the media that he solicited individuals from Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to take up cultivating as an option for their positions
The Minister in an assertion by the Director, Press and Public Relations, Mr Ben Bem Goong, on Thursday in Abuja, explained that he was just reassuring individuals from the Association and Nigerians, as a rule, to take up cultivating as an elective kind of revenue.
The assertion read: “The consideration of the Federal Ministry of Education has been attracted to distributions in some public dailies such that the Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU) has approached the Minister of State for Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, to leave his arrangement and take up cultivating as a calling.
This is because of an assertion apparently made by the Hon. Priest informing individuals regarding ASUU to leave the showing calling and take to cultivating all things considered. We wish to completely express that the Minister was cited outside the realm of relevance. The Minister was empowering individuals from the Association and Nigerians, when all is said in done, to take up cultivating as an elective kind of revenue.
This is in accordance with the current organization’s formative plan of pulling together on horticulture for monetary expansion. Moreover, cultivating is the main calling where government employees are unavoidably enabled to take part in even while they are working. Farming helps support food security, National turn of events, just as give monetary strengthening to Nigerians.
The Federal Ministry of Education is accordingly astounded at the upheaval of ASUU on the Minister’s assertion as there is literally nothing amiss with taking up cultivating while as yet working. The Hon. Pastor of State is on point. The upheaval of the Academic Staff Union of Universities is obviously a matter of moved hostility, absolutely unwarranted, confused and totally superfluous,” Goong said.