Revisit agreement with ASUU, Ajimobi tells FG
Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has called on the Federal Government to revisit the agreement it entered into with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) while also urging the union to go back to class in the interest of Nigerian youths.
The governor, while speaking at a forum in Lagos, stressed the need for finding a lasting solution to the four-month old strike which has paralysed academic activities in public universities across the country.
According to him, the two parties should sheathe their swords as the strike had continued to have negative effects on the education sector and the entire Nigerian students, adding that two wrongs canot make a right.
Governor Ajimobi also stressed the need for people of proven integrity to venture into politics to enhance good governance and develop the country.
“I believe that Nigeria today needs a benevolent dictatorship; Nigeria today needs to be changed by people who themselves mean what they say and they practice what they preach,'' he said.
He also called for the practice of true federalism where each state could develop at its own pace.
“Let there be healthy competition; it is then that every state will be productive, using its available resources. True federalism is that each state should have its own police and other things.
“ The ideology of All Progressive Congress (APC) is progressivism which stands for developmental politics; our ideology is making the best out of any bad situation,' he said.