Stephen Dunmoye

The President of Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has urged the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to call off the ongoing strike.

Buhari made the call today in Maiduguri at the maiden Special Convocation Ceremony and conferment of Honourary Degree of Doctor of Letters by the University of Maiduguri on Alhaji Muhammadu Indimi, Chairman, Oriental Energy Resources Ltd.

The Chief of Staff, Alhaji Ibrahim Gambari representing Mr President said, “It is more appropriate that we say something about this ASUU strike because we are celebrating Alhaji Indimi who is celebrated hugely for advancement of quality education not only in this country.”

“In this regard, I want to convey President Muhammadu Buhari call for ASUU to call off thier strike and return to classroom”.

The president said negotiations had gone far, and for ASUU to continue the strike under such condition was counter productive.

Accorcing to him, such prolong interruption of education is undermining the nation’s development of human capital.