Strike: Unilorin VC pleads with FG, ASUU

By The Citizen

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)