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FG must address ASUU crisis to avoid sector collapse, says Ganduje

The Kano governor was addressing NLC members during a solidarity protest with ASUU.

• July 26, 2022
Abdullahi Ganduje
Abdullahi Ganduje

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has urged the federal government to resolve the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

While addressing the members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), who protested the government’s failure to meet ASUU’s demands, Mr Ganduje said this was pertinent to save the country’s education system from collapse.

“This crisis must be resolved to help save the system, we don’t want system collapse in this country at all,” he said.

According to him, though the government inherited the problem, it should resolve it without delay.

“Government owes it a responsibility to see to the end of the lingering strike so that Nigerian education will remain intact,” he added.

The governor assured that despite the strike, the state government would continue to pay the salaries of all university staff.

He told the labour unions that the Nigeria Governors’ Forum was moving to resolve the situation.

“Myself and my colleagues from all the 36 states, irrespective of our party differences, are concerned about the prolonged strike action, and we will put our heads together to bring an end to the crisis,” he said.

In his remarks, the State NLC chairman in the state, Kabiru Ado-Minjibir, urged the federal government to immediately fulfil the demands of the university workers to save the system from collapse.

He commended Mr Ganduje for not joining others in implementing the “No Work No Pay” policy.

(NAN) 

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