Senator Jibril Barau representing Kano North has called upon ASUU to Call off the ongoing Strike in National Interest, The Senator while speaking with journalists in his office on Thursday emphasized on the needs to call off the strike action because of the effect on youths .
The Senator maintained that “the strike is already affecting our youths as all the public universities are closed and the students are in their various homes”, adding that “it is always said an idle mind is the devil’s workshop”.
The Senator further stated that “the motion sponsored on the floor of the Senate calling on Academic Union of Universities, ASUU to emulate NLC to call off its current strike was in line with the tradition of the 8th Senate to always take seriously matters affecting the educational sector and the youth generally”.
Senator Barau who is also the chairman, Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFund appeal to the federal government, Ministry of Labour, ASUU and other stakeholders to come to negotiation table to resolve all contending issues so that ASUU members can go back to work.
Senator Barau admonished the federal government to do more in the aspect of learning resources so as to urgently tackle the situation at hand so that out youths can go back to school.
He said it is no longer secret that government revenue receipts have gone down leading to paucity of funds, but assured that the present government is ready to enhance the educational sector and address all the issues raised by ASUU.
Senator Jibrin Barau who is also a stake holder in All Progressives Congress (APC) applaud the National Chairman of the party, Adam Oshiomhole for his efforts to unite and solve many crisis rocking the party.
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