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ASUU Strike: Centre Commends NEEDS Committee

By Agbese Philip
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The Centre for Good Governance, Peace and Media Advocacy has commended the Federal Government NEEDS committee for their painstaking negotiations and efforts towards resolving the crisis and expressed hope that good things are about to happen in the education sector.

Executive Director of the Centre, Comrade Philip Agbese in a media chat yesterday commended the painstaking negotiations of the Gov. Gabriel Suswam led committee to continue to address the grey areas of the agreement to ensure that the Ivory Towers are not shut against seekers of knowledge in the nearest future.

He insisted that despite the inability of ASUU and other allied organizations to call off the strike yesterday there is still hope going by reports available to Nigerians on the activities of the committee that both parties are doing their best to ensure that Nigerian students remain the largest beneficiaries of the blackout caused by the Federal Government and ASUU in recent times.

Agbese speaking further also urged ASUU and the NEEDS committee to as a matter of urgent national concern continue to see the peaceful dialogue as the only way out of the crisis as students are becoming threats to their families and swelling the growing spate of joblessness in the country.

“We make bold to commend the Dr. Gabriel Suswam led NEEDS committee in their painstaking efforts to always ensure that the crisis being is resolved in a way and manner that the educational system in Nigeria would remain the largest beneficiary, and we must be pataint to get it right once and for all especially now that a member of the academic class is the President and Commander in Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

“ We are happy with all the information at the public domain that both parties have continued to remain committed to the negotiations and the same time bearing in mind that Nigerian students must remain their greatest concern, despite the pains being experienced by parents and students at home we are still confident that there is hope for the future, “ he also added.