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Lawmaker urges Government, ASUU to listen to Nigerians

04 November 2013, 17:54

Kaduna - A member of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Alhaji Aliyu Jigo, on Monday called on the Federal Government and ASUU to listen to the plea of Nigerians to end the five-months strike in public universities.

The member, who is representing Kakangi Constituency told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna that both sides should "shift ground" to bring an end to the strike by lecturers.

"I will like to use this opportunity to call on ASUU and the federal government to consider the plea by the generality of the society and shift ground,’’ Jigo said.

He said that the delay in resolving the issue would only worsen the situation in the universities rather than solving it.

NAN recalls that the university lecturers have been on "total strike'' since July 1 to protest the non-implementation of a 2009 agreement on the funding of public universities by the government.

Jigo said the federal government and the lecturers must resolve their differences in order to allow the return of academic activities in the universities.

According to him, education is the bedrock of national development, as such the two parties involved in the crisis need to make sacrifices to resolve it.

-  NAN


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