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KonkNaija Media | May 4, 2016

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Delta, Bayelsa Governors Slam ASUU Over Strike

Delta State Governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan and his Bayelsa State counterpart, Seriake Dickson, has berated the the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) for the continued strike by the union.

The governors said this at the N25 billion fundraising for the Edwin Clark University of Technology (ECUT).

Also speaking at the event, former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon and elder statesman, Edwin Clark, restated the need for dialogue in resolving the crisis facing Nigeria as a nation.

Speaking at the fundraising, Uduaghan wondered how the state universities should join in the strike by federal universities, saying, “those of us in the states are wondering how this strike in the federal universities concerns the state universities.

“We are appealing to ASUU to call off this strike and henceforth in Delta State, we shall apply the no-work-no-pay rules, as far as this ASUU strike is concerned.”

Dickson, on his part wondered how ASUU should be on strike for an upward of four months, which he said is almost a semester. This, he said, is quite unbecoming, as Nigeria cannot be considered to be a serious nation with the tertiary education almost grounded.

He therefore called on ASUU to call off the strike, saying, “enough is enough, call off the strike in the interest of the nation”.

At the event where Gowon was chairman, and had the likes of President Jonathan, Arthur Eze and Jim Ovia, and American Civil Right activist, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Uduaghan and Dickson with the Ministers of Petroleum, Women Affairs, Health and Special Duties in attendance, Over N910 million was realised.

[Information Nigeria]