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Cleric appeals to FG, ASUU to call off the strike

06 October 2013, 16:34

Makurdi - A cleric, Rev. Fr. John Ikponko, has appealed to the Federal Government and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to close their differences in order to save the university system.

Ikponko, Parish Priest, Saint Theresa's Catholic Parish, High Level, Makurdi, made the call in his sermon on Sunday.

He said that the Federal Government and the ASUU should shift their positions to end the strike.

“The Federal Government and ASUU know the problem and I wonder why both parties cannot agree.”

“As a country, we do not have any reason for university students being at home for months without encouraging them to misbehave.”

“University education is important, and it is where we produce professionals to handle various aspects of our economy.”

Reading from the Gospel of Saint Luke 17 Verse 11 to 19 in the Holy Bible, the cleric urged leaders of ASUU and the government to call off the strike.

He urged the people to pray for the leadership of the country.

-    NAN


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