Uyai-Abasi Etido


The presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi has lamented the effect of the ongoing industrial action by the Academic Union of Universities (ASUU)

Peter Obi who stated this on Wednesday via his verified twitter handle said, “Our position is that ASUU strike has lingered for far too long. It is unconscionable, worrisome and unacceptable that FGN would allow such an industrial action to become almost intractable to the detriment of our students.’’

He also lamented the ‘staggering corruption’ level in Nigeria, adding that the country has also been polarised along religious and ethnic lines.

He added that “It’s time for FGN to engage in collaborative negotiations with ASUU, and in good faith.”

Recall that ASUU on February 14 began the strike following the failure of the government to meet its demands in the payment of earned allowances, payment of revitalisation funds to universities, creation of visitation panels and implementation of the University Transparency Accountability Solution instead of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System for the payment of workers in the ivory towers.