The first lady, Aisha Buhari, was on Tuesday called out by the Academic Staff Union of Universities following a proposed plan to establish Muhammadu Buhari University.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife stated this during a townhall meeting which took place in Yola, Adamawa state.
She stated that the University would be established in support with partners from Sudan and Qatar.
The educational body while reacting to the request stated that the declaration is a sad reminder of the reduction in the allocation of budget to the education sector since 2015.
According to Daily Trust, the ASUU Chairman, University of Ibadan chapter, refered to the proposed university as joke.
“When I heard about the proposed private university to be named after Mr President, I just looked at it as a joke taken too far.”
“If we have a president in a country that has simply refused to fund public education and all we get from the first family is to establish a private university in collaboration with some foreigners, it is a disaster for this country and for a sitting president.”
“The implication is that Nigerians should know that this leadership does not believe in public funded education”.