Concerned about the difficulties caused by the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) naira redesign policy, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has made its views on the Saturday presidential election clear.
ASUU stated that “it is time Nigerians reorganized the political and socio-economic equations of the country for the benefit of the mass of its people” in a statement released on Friday by its National President, Emmanuel Osodeke.
The union asked eligible voters to carefully consider each candidate before casting their ballots, emphasizing the need to end the concentration of public resources in the hands of a select group of cunning political elites.
On the naira policy by the apex bank, ASUU lamented that business has become nightmarish to a majority of “hapless and helpless Nigerians”, stating that the policy was ill-conceived
“On a daily basis, ordinary citizens are confronted with a gruesome sense of abandonment by the federal, state and local authorities whose primary responsibilities are the security and welfare of the citizens.
“Poverty, hunger, diseases and sundry existential challenges have become daily companions of the citizenry. Meanwhile, political elites carry on as if they have lost every idea about organising and running a decent society for the benefit of all.
“The country, no doubt, is in dire need of focused leadership that will restore order and inject life into a nation desperately gasping for breath.
“This is why ASUU calls on Nigerians to carefully weigh the profiles and antecedents of those that have been thrown up by various political parties before casting their votes”, the statement added.