President Muhammadu Buhari has been advised on how to resolve the prolonged strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.

Buhari was solicited to sell eight jets in his presidential fleet and use the proceeds to meet the demands of ASUU.

This proposal was made by a former aide to the ex-Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, in a series of tweets.

Omokri pointed out that the Nigerian presidential fleet was worth a whooping amount of $200 million, while ASUU demanded less than $100 million.

He criticized the fact that the presidential fleet has about 10 jets to serve only the president president.

Stated by Omokri: “How much is ASUU asking for? Less than $100 million to fund universities. Buhari has 10 Presidential jets worth over $200 million.

“Why not sell eight and use the money for ASUU? The British PM does not have an official jet. These are the kinds of things Atiku would do!

“Nigeria has no national airline to serve 210 million people. But we have 10 Presidential jets to serve 1 President. No be juju be that?

“That is why ASUU is adamant. Money is not our problem. Our issue is how we spend the little money we have! Atiku will change that!”

ASUU had been on strike since February of this year over the government’s refusal to meet a 2019 agreement.

Part of the face-off is due to the government’s insistence on making use of IPPIS against UTAS to pay the lecturers.

Meanwhile, ASUU had declared an indefinite strike following a breakdown of negotiations with the government.

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