The Federal Government on Tuesday chided those opposed to the planned nationwide security operation by the military ahead of next month’s presidential election, describing the antagonists as enemies of Nigeria.
The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, who made the declaration at a media briefing in Abuja, said only criminals were afraid of the security operations known as ‘Operation Python Dance’.
Mohammed also expressed optimism that the prolonged strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities would soon be called off with the decision by the federal government to implement most of the contentious issues.
The minister announced that among the measures already taken by the federal government to end the strike included the release of the sum of N15.389 billion, which represents the shortfall in payment to universities.
He said even though ASUU asked for payment for 10 Universities, the Federal government decided to pay for 20 Universities.
He also announced that the federal government had established a special pension scheme known as Nigerian Universities Pension Company for the universities.