Strike: Unilorin VC pleads with FG, ASUU
Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, the Vice Chancellor, University of Ilorin, has advised the Federal Government and striking lecturers to reach a consensus.
Ambali gave the advice in Ilorin while speaking with journalists at the Vice Chancellor's Lodge.
He said no lecturer derives joy in going on strike and appealed to both parties to work for the restoration of academic activities in universities.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the university's branch of ASUU, however, did not join the strike.
' The two parties should go back to the drawing board and discuss their grievances and reach an agreement.
'I appeal to the two parties to close the gap, understand each other and come to terms on the demands of the striking lecturers,' he said.
Ambali also said the university would soon start generating electricity from alternative sources using its dam, solar power and waste.
He further said the university's scientists were working round the clock on the alternative sources of energy.
Ambali added that several proposals were received from interested companies to partner with the university on the project. (NAN)