ASUU Strike; PDP chieftain, Abubakar Idris, urges FG to dialogue with varsity teachers.
Former People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship Aspirant in Kogi State, Ibrahim Abubakar on Tuesday called on the Federal Governmemt to listen to the demands of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.
Abubakar, who is a son of the former governor of Kogi State, Ibrahim Idris said the FG should take urgent step towards resolving the current industrial action in the interest of the country.
Abubakar made the plea when he was honoured by Federal University, Lokoja chapter of the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria University (SSANU), North Central Zone.
He said the One – month warning strike declared by ASUU which began on Monday will create a huge havoc as well as affect the quality of education acquired by universities’ graduates in the country.
“It is regrettable that the University has embarked on yet another industrial action. Aside destabilising the academic calendar, there will be no integrity in the graduates the country will chun out in nearest future.
“The best the Federal Governmemt should do is to listen to The Academic Staff Union of Universities, meet their demands and allow them go back to the classroom.
“These (lecturers) are people who made us whom we are today. Their demands should be listen to and met.”
Abubakar who said their will be negative impact on the students, their family and the country, if the industrial action is allowed to continue, wondered why the country continue to experience such ugly development in the education sector.
He however called on ASUU to give room for re-negotiation in the interest of the country, stressing that their is need to give room for harmony in the educational sector.
Alhaji Abubakar Ibrahim described the honour done him by SSANU as a surprise, assured that he will continue to render selfless service to the vulnerable in particular.