NALVEJ Seeks End To ASUU Strike

By Stephen Olufemi Oni, Ilorin

The Kwara state chapter of the National League of Veteran Journalists (NALVEJ) has appealed to the striking university teachers to call off their industrial action in the interest of the students, saying the students are direct victims of the prolonged strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

The league also admonished the federal government to prioritise meeting the demands of ASUU) so as to bring an end to the agony of the students and their parents as a result of the ASUU strike.

The Chairman of NALVEJ in Kwara State, Alhaji Tunde Akanbi made the appeal in a statement signed by the league’s publicity secretary, Alhaji Abdullahi Olesin.

The league advised the federal government and ASUU leadership to return to the negotiating table to iron out the grey areas in the contentious 2009 FG/ ASUU agreement.

It suggested that the government, in the alternative, could start piecemeal implementation of the 2009 agreement it reached with ASUU, after securing the understanding of ASUU leadership.

“The NALVEJ appeals to ASUU to reconsider its current stand in the interest of the nation and call off its strike action. We are pleading with ASUU leadership to consider the plight of the students and their parents, in calling off the strike action,” the league added.


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