Imam commends FG, ASUU for resolving differences

By The Citizen

The Chief Imam of Nupe Central Mosque, Kaduna, Malam Mohammad Nafi'u, on Friday commended the Federal Government and university lecturers for resolving their differences over the Academic Staff Union of Universities' five-month old strike.

Nafi'u made the commendation in his Jumaa'at Sermon in Kaduna.

ASUU had embarked on the strike on July 1 to demand the implementation of the 2009 agreement the government entered into with it, among other demands.

Nafi'u said that it was important that the matter was resolved so that students could go back to school.

The clergyman described education as the bedrock of development and urged both the government and ASUU to take education every seriously.

Nafi'u advised the government to always be proactive on issues that could disrupt the education system, and said that ASUU must equally be patriotic in ensuring standards and high quality of education in the country.

He called on parents to always discharge their responsibility of ensuring properly moral upbringing of their children.

'If parents fail to perform their duty, God Almighty will ask them on the day of accountability,' Nafi'u said.

He urged Muslims to pray for the country and to live in peace and harmony with their neighbours.