Members of the Abubakar Kawu Baraje-led faction of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) has commenced a seven-day fasting and prayer beginning today, to intercede for the prolonged strike by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
This spiritual intervention was bred out of the concern of the new PDP faction for the plight of parents and students who have been affected by the prolonged ASUU strike and they have therefore, called on all its members worldwide to participate in this exercise.
The new PDP has however, set up a four-man Committee consisting of Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger State as Chairman, Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State, Chinwo Ike, President of UNIPORT Alumni, and Mr. Timi Frank, the nPDP National Youth Leader to advise the party on the best way to get the Federal Government’s negotiating committee and the leadership of ASUU to reach an agreement on the issues at stake and thus end this three-month-old strike.
The group said: “We sincerely solicit the patience of Nigerians while appealing to the Federal Government and the leadership of ASUU to end this imbroglio so that our children may go back to school instead of engaging in acts inimical to their future.
“The need for this has become urgent as reports reaching us indicate that many of these students have out of frustration and boredom turned to prostitution, armed robbery and other vices due to the prolonged strike.