Jigawa Gov Lamido Blames ASUU’s Strike On Lack Of trust

Gov. Sule Lamido of Jigawa on Saturday appealed
to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU )
to end the ongoing strike in the interest of the
students.
Lamido made the appeal when he received a
delegation from the National Association of
Nigerian Students (NANS) in Dutse.
He said it was unfortunate that the industrial action
was still on almost three months since it began.
The governor blamed the protracted strike on lack
of trust between the Federal Government and ASUU.
“It is really unfortunate that the strike has lasted up
until this time. There is no trust between the two
bodies and when there is no trust it will be difficult
to have a common ground.
“As a parent, I am so worried seeing our children
that supposed to be in school at home.
“I am appealing to ASUU to go back to the
classroom while the negotiation with the
government continues,” he said.
Lamido, however, pleaded with the Federal
Government to continue to dialogue with the
union, even after the strike had been called off.
He said this would enable the two parties to sort
out the gray areas in the dispute, adding that ASUU
and the Federal Government should approach the
dialogue with sincerity.
Earlier, the leader of the delegation, Mr Ahmed Jibril,
appealed to Lamido to intervene to end the
lingering industrial action.
Jibril, who is the Vice President National Affairs,
NANS, said that it was unfortunate for students to
be allowed to stay at home for more than three
months as a result of the strike.
According to him, parents and students are left to
bear the consequences of the strike.
He told Lamido that they were in the state on tour of
education facilities. (NAN)

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