The Chairman Academic Staff of Universities (ASUU), University of Ibadan Chapter, Dr Deji Omole has described the ongoing call for restructuring as mere ploy of the ruling class to cover up for their failures.
Dr Omole said the only thing unifying Nigerian masses today is poverty adding that there is no part of the country that does not suffer poverty.
The ASUU boss said unfortunately, poverty does not understand religion, ethnicity or regionalism as it strikes everyone irrespective of these divisive variables.
He made the submissions today at a Celebration of Life programme organised in Honour of former ASUU National Financial Secretary, Late Professor ‘Funminiyi Adewumi held at the Institute of African studies of the Premier University.
Professor Adewumi, a foremost activist died after a brief illness at the University College Hospital (UCH).
While maintaining that except the masses decide not to suffer again, restructuring that lacks attendance to the problems confronting the vulnerable in the society will lead to greater agitation.
According to Omole, the ruling class are setting agenda to deceive the poor through their restructuring agenda without defining the place of the poor masses they have made paupers as if restructuring is an eldorado for the masses.
Omole who lamented that those who contributed to the worsening case of economy are the ones trying to create a new space for themselves asked Nigerian masses to demand for good roads, quality health facilities, qualitative education, employment for the teeming youths and the millions of unpaid workers in Nigeria.
The ASUU boss who lamented that the Union was losing his best to death lately added that ASUU has kick started a leadership training programme to raise at least 5,000 new generation of activist who can fight for the liberation of the masses.
The training, he said is part of the national leadership training agenda of ASUU national leadership for a generational transfer of the principles and ideals of the union which will ensure that the union continues to stand against anti-masses agenda.
While thanking the department of Sociology for coordinating the program, Omole said many families in Nigeria need to be restructured through prompt payment of salaries and provision of basic necessities of life which those at the helms of affairs have failed to do.