The Academic Staff Union of the Nigerian Universities, ASUU says the country is undergoing internal colonialism and therefore there is nothing to celebrate as Independence Day. The union made the statement today through its Ibadan chapter of ASUU. The academicians have been on industrial action since February 14, 2022, which has continued unabated even after intervention by respected traditional rulers and clergymen.
Following the independence celebration that was held yesterday across the country, ASUU said there is nothing to roll out drums for to celebrate the independence anniversary of the country at 62.
The Ibadan Chapter of ASUU through its chairman, Prof. Ayoola Akinwole, made these remarks today, saying the country needs true leaders and national followers.
He laments that Nigeria after receiving its independence has been under internal colonizers who promote domination over its people.
Mr. Akinwole explained that Nigeria requires a leader who can deliver good governance and pursue the ultimate Happiness of the generality of Nigerians.
His statement partly reads, “The very many people who witnessed colonial rule regret the current state of Nigeria.
“The way in which the ruling class has piloted the affairs of the country since 1960 is nothing but internal colonialism and domination.
“A cross-section of Nigerians will, no doubt, agree that there are no grounds for celebrations and fanfare, due to the deplorable state of affairs in the country.
“Nowhere is the decadence of an independent Nigeria more abysmal than in the education system”.