The lawmaker representing Kaduna central in the National Assembly, Senator Shehu Sani has backed the industrial action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
Asuu had directed its members across the country to commence an indefinite industrial action.
The directive followed a meeting of leaders of the union on Sunday at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, the Ondo State capital.
Reacting in a post on his Twitter handle, Senator Sani stated that government can afford to fund universities adequately.
He 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.”