Muhammadu Buhari. (File: AFP)
Lagos - The Academic Staff Union of
Universities (ASUU) on Wednesday said that the outcome of the March 28
Presidential election showed that Nigeria was on the path to the much needed revival.
Dr Nasir Fagge, National President of ASUU, said in Lagos.
Fagge said that the entire electoral process and the
resultant outcome was a sign of good things to come.
''Let me start by first congratulating the President-elect,
Maj.-Gen. Buhari, for the victory. I think with this election this time around,
our country is gradually finding its way toward revival.
''For the first time, our collective wish as a people has prevailed
and of course, as you know, our elections had not always come out in a way that
truly reflect the minds of Nigerians.
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''With a new administration in place, it is my belief that
issues surrounding insurgency, education, power and health will be given
''We, therefore, expect that with attention being given to
these areas, within the shortest possible time, our country will be
placed firmly among comity of nations.
''I also want to give kudos to the electoral umpire, Prof.
Attahiru Jega who has shown that he is truly an intellectual, irrespective of
all odds,'' he said.
Fagge called on Nigerians to rally round Buhari in
order to give him the desired support needed in moving the country to the next
He assured that on the part of ASUU, the union would do
everything possible to ensure that it worked with the incoming administration
to move the country in the right direction.
According to him, this will ensure that the sacrifice
Nigerians made will not be in vain.
''We, as ASUU, therefore, want to congratulate Maj.-Gen.
Buhari and all those who the election, as well as appreciate the outgoing
President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, for showing an act of sportsmanship by
accepting the result.
''We again appreciate him for even congratulating the
president-elect well ahead of the official declaration as winner,'' the