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ASUU News: Pull out from the strike, Abdullahi Sule urge NSUK lecturers.



The governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule, has urged the Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK) branch of the Academy Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to end its participation in the ongoing nationwide strike.

Sule, who made the request during a meeting with union members at the Government House, claimed that the state-owned university’s union must now seriously consider abandoning the six-month strike it began exclusively in support of the national body of ASUU.
Governor Sule stated that initially he didn’t want to meddle with the ongoing strike at the NSUK since ASUU joined the strike in solidarity with their national body and that the meeting has become important in order for the parties to put their heads together with a view to arriving at a solution.

“I have to  wade in because the strike is taking a little bit too long and it’s affecting the education of the people of the state. Our  lecturers  should understand that Nasarawa State is different from other states. We are not a state that is very buoyant. We are a state that is growing steadily. We are a state that is currently receiving some attention. So, if there’s any time that we can do something positive, different from the rest of the country, I always call on the good people of the state to see if we can do that,” he stated.

“I want us to find a solution. I am calling on you to interfere by appealing to you to consider suspending the strike. I would rather discuss your issues and see a way that we can resolve them rather than wait for the federal government to settle with federal workers,” he said.

Governor Sule told the university lecturers that a state university that has a contract with the state government can choose to be different if their concerns are addressed, adding that when the going gets tough, only the tough get going while expressing optimism that even though calling off the strike may be difficult. highlighting the fact that while making a decision could be challenging, it is not impossible.

Earlier, the Vice Chancellor of NSUK, Professor Suleiman Bala Mohammed, thanked the Governor for calling the meeting and for raising awareness of the institution. He added that despite the decision by groups like ASUU, SSANU, and NASU to join the ongoing strike, the institution had still managed to hold its combined convocation, which was attended by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, and other prominent figures.

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