Delta State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Isaiah Bozimo, has gone spiritual over ongoing industrial action by Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and urged Nigerians to pray for Federal Government and ASUU to reach agreement towards ending the strike by lecturers.
Bozimo said in Asaba, while receiving an award of excellence for his contributions to the legal profession from members of Law Students Association of Nigeria (LAWSAN), South-South zone, that the strike action had impacted negatively on students and education generally.
He commended LAWSAN for the award and assured them he would give the group necessary support to succeed in their education pursuits, stressing that he was particularly pleased with their laudable programmes.
Earlier, the leader of the group, Oghenevovmeero Favour, sergeant-at-arms, Lawsan Senate, while presenting the award to the attorney-general, commended him for accepting to sponsor their programmes and other financial assistance received from him.
Ban ASUU now for shutting down Universities, FG told
A member of the National Caucus of the All Progressives Congress APC, Chief Sam Nkire has called on the Federal Government to consider banning the Academic Staff Union of Universities, saying it was hampering clog the development of university education in Nigeria.
In a statement made available to Vanguard on Wednesday in Abuja, Nkire said for many decades, ASUU had turned itself into a tool for destruction by its frequent strikes which have become a habit, rather than a development partner to the Nigerian university system.
The APC Chieftain said “I believe our university system can run better without the disruption from ASUU which has turned itself into an employee intent on destroying the company”.
He added that all university staff came to work from various locations as individuals, adding that, “it is unacceptable for a group of individuals to gang up to determine whether and when Nigerians go to the university or not.
According to him, “it is the duty of the Federal Government not to allow ASUU or any other workers’ union to bring the government to it’s knees, cripple the economy and shut down the society.”