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SERAP to sue Buhari over lingering ASUU strike, says it’s ‘crime against humanity’



Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a suit against President Muhammadu Buhari over his tarried response to the protracted industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

SERAP made this known via its verified Twitter handle on Friday.

The strikes embarked upon by Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) and Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) have resulted in the closure of tertiary institutions in the country.

The industrial actions resulted from the refusal of the Nigerian governement to honour several agreements with the unions.

SERAP, thus, condemned the development, adding that the industrial action was a crime against humanity.

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It added that the strike actions grossly violated the rights of Nigerian students to education.

The tweet reads: The ASUU strike which has kept poor children at home while while the children of Nigeria’s politicians attend private schools, is a crime against humanity.

“We are suing the Buhari-led administration for its violation of children’s rights to education and equal protection.”

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