FG, ASUU crisis: Pastor Adeboye calls for peace
- The general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God Worldwide has called for peace between ASUU and the federal government
- Enoch Adeboye said the crisis between ASUU and FG must be resolved immediately
- He said the prolonged crisis between the two parties is affecting the Nigerian economy
The general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God Worldwide (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has called on the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities to resolve the ongoing crisis leading to strike action by the union.
Adeboye, while speaking at the monthly thanksgiving service of the RCCG in Lagos said, the lead cause of the crisis should be resolved without further delay.
The man of God who was represented by the assistant general overseer, administration and personnel Johnson Odesola said the crisis between the federal government and ASUU is has been prolonged and currently stifling the Nigerian economy.
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He said: "Higher institutions of learning are the citadels where learning takes place to bring development to any country. Therefore, continuous strike will only continue to aggravate the chaos that would eventually lead to retrogression in the economy.
“I, therefore, plead with the Federal Government to realise that education is the livewire of this country and to the best of its ability, accede to the demands of ASUU, while the union should be considerate with its demands knowing the present state of the country’s economy."
He also decried that pains inflicted on most Nigerian families by herdsmen.
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“Herdsmen that we used to know were simply armed with staff, bottle water and were very friendly anywhere they went. The present day herdsmen go about with AK 47, maiming and killing and Nigerians are wondering who have been supplying them with such weapons and for what reasons,” he added.
Legit.ng earlier reported that the minister of labour and employment Chris Ngige had said the negotiation between the federal government and ASUU will resume after the Eid el-Kabir celebrations.
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Ngige in a statement issued by his deputy director (press), Samuel Olowookere, said the meeting would hold shortly after the holiday as requested by executive of the union.
He also dispelled speculations that the federal government was at loggerheads with the ASUU executives over the ongoing universities' strike action.
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