Resolve ASUU strike now, Adeyeri urges FG

By Friday Omosola

A member of the governing All Progressives Congress(APC) in Ondo State, Hon. Adeyeri Stephen Kunle has urged the Federal Government to resolve the ongoing strike by Nigerian lecturers under the auspices of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

Adeyeri charged the government to further engage the lecturers to find a lasting solution to the ongoing strike. The APC Chieftain stated this in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday in Akure, the state capital.

The statement read, “Education is the bedrock of any society. Its importance to whoever has it is unquantifiable and not having it renders one almost impotent. This is true as education is seen as the total development of an individual.

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“It is very worrisome and heart-wrenching to understand that both the FG and ASUU couldn’t come to terms despite several meetings held. The deadlock meetings solely delineate the manner at which this critical sector has been downrightly downplayed.

“We can’t rule out the incontrovertible fact that government cannot do everything, but it must also live up to the expectations of the citizenry by ensuring that our campuses are reopened for academic activities.

“Sadly, it is during this industrial action that many teeming youths lost their lives while others are confined to petty jobs just to eke out a living. This is not congenial to nation-building at all.

“I sincerely appeal to our tender-hearted and affable father, President Muhammadu Buhari, to meddle into the protracted crisis by coming up with a multifaceted approach to end the strike,” Adeyeri said.

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