ASUU Strike: CAN Takes Hard Swipe at FG, Issues Strong Warning

ASUU Strike: CAN Takes Hard Swipe at FG, Issues Strong Warning

  • The Federal Government has been urged to take drastic steps to end the prolonged strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities
  • The call for an end to the strike was made by the leadership of the Christain Association of Nigeria (CAN)
  • According to CAN's president, the long period of time wasted at home by the students is dangerous to the desired development of Nigeria

The Christain Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on the Nigerian government to end the seven-month strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities which has kept students of tertiary institutions at home.

The Punch reports that the president of the association, Daniel Okoh, said it is important for the Federal Government to do everything within its power to ensure that Nigerian students return to their classrooms as soon as possible.

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Christain Association of Nigeria, CAN, Muhammadu Buhari, ASUU strike, Daniel Okoh
Okoh said it is important for the Federal Government to take measures that could bring an end to the ASUU strike. Photo: Muhammadu Buhari, CAN
Source: UGC

Speaking at an interdenominational church service to mark the 62nd Independence Day at the National Ecumenical Centre, Okoh warned that an idle man is a devil's workshop and his lips his mouthpiece.

His words:

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“I call on the Federal Government to do all that is necessary so that most of these youths will go back to the universities and engage with their studies.
“As it is often said that ‘idle minds are the devil’s workshop, idle lips are his mouthpiece."

Nigeria's 2023 general election

Further speaking on the forthcoming 2023 general election, the CAN president urged all Nigerians of voting age to ensure they obtain their Permanent Voters' Cards.

He said:

“The year 2023 is the year of our test as a nation. Rather than taking up arms to kill one another and terrifying innocent and ordinary Nigerians, adults in this nation should take up our voter’s cards and go to the polls."

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Strike: ASUU issues strong warning to universities resuming, lays heavy allegation on IMSU, other institutions

The leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities had earlier cautioned tertiary institution authorities to quit deceiving students over fake resumptions.

The call was made by the vice president of ASUU, Chris Piwuna, on Monday, September 19, after the spokesperson for IMSU announced a resumption date for the institution.

Piwuna said it has become obvious that some staff of the institutions who are not ASUU members tend to take laws into their own hands.

2022 International Literacy Day: Top FG's agency creates opportunities for beneficiaries of its initiatives

The National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal Education on Thursday, September 22, organised a world-class exhibition for beneficiaries of some of its empowerment initiatives in commemoration of the 2022 International Literacy Day.

The executive secretary of the NMEC said this is a show of the commission's commitment to enhancing quality literacy service delivery in Nigeria.

According to Professor Simon Ibor Akpama, such service delivery to the people can usher in the desired development in Nigeria.


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