Shehu Sani, the Senator representing Kaduna Central district in the National Assembly has backed the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on their strike.
ASUU on Sunday announced the commencement of an indefinite nationwide strike with immediate effect.
The decision was announced at the end of an emergency meeting on Sunday night.
This came just as the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) is also preparing to commence a nationwide strike on Tuesday, October 6th, 2018, over a disagreement between the organised labour and the government on the N30,000 minimum wage.
Speaking on the development, Sani in a post on his Twitter page, said the ASUU strike was a justifiable to save public universities in Nigeria.
The Kaduna lawmaker while taking a swipe at lawmakers with wards abroad, noted that Nigeria can afford to fund public universities adequately.
Sani wrote: “I share the belief that ASUU strike is a peaceful and justifiable action to save public universities in Nigeria.
“At 70$ per barrel,Nigeria can afford to adequately fund public universities.Elites in power who can afford to educate their wards abroad, should have some honour.”