ASUU Should Call Off Strike – Suswam

ASUU Should Call Off Strike –
Suswam
By: Solomon Ayado, Kola Niyi-Eke on
September 6, 2013 – 4:51am
Benue State governor and chairman of the
federal government’s Needs Assessment
Committee, Dr Gabriel Suswam yesterday
appealed to the Academic Staff Union of
Universities (ASUU) to suspend the strike action
in the interest of the students.
Suswam who stated this in Makurdi when the
leadership of the National Union of Benue
State students (NUBESS) paid him a courtesy
visit, said the federal government had ensured
that the welfare of the striking union was
enhanced and that there was need to
reciprocate the gesture.
According to him, “the federal government has
shifted ground and so it is expected that ASUU
too should show commitment by calling off the
strike in the general interest of the students. I
think the leadership of ASUU is misleading
lecturers and students. ASUU should not play
politics with the future of the students. They
can call off the strike as the needs committee
continue to negotiate the matter.”
Meanwhile, ASUU on Wednesday night said
there was no going back on the ongoing strike
despite the payment of N130 billion by the
federal government as part of efforts to resolve
the imbroglio.

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