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ASUU Crisis Will Soon End, Minister Assures

By Jerry Needam

The supervising Minister of Education, Chief (Barr) Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike has assured Nigerians, particularly students of the various affected Universities in Nigeria that the on-going strike embarked upon by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will soon be called off.

The Minister, who was speaking as a Special Guest at an Inauguration and Thanksgiving Service of the Grassroot Development Initiative (GDI) in Khana Local Government Area in Bori, Rivers State, said members of the striking Universities Union will soon return to the classes following a positive ongoing resolution engagement between them and the federal government.

He disclosed that President Jonathan is committed to the resolution of the crisis and has therefore directed that all issues in the crisis be addressed accordingly.

The Minister expressed optimism that following the commitment and sincerity of the Federal Government in seeing to the resolution of the crisis, the doors of the nation's Universities will too soon be open for the normal academic activities, appealing to the students not to despair but to continue to co-operate and support the Ministry of Education for the development and success of our educational system.

He reassured that the President will continue to take issues that affect the Education sector seriously.

In a related development, the Minister, who is also the Grand Patron of the Grassroot Development Initiative, disclosed that some lawmakers loyal to Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State are now seeking asylum in a foreign country as a wind of change blows in Rivers State.

Chief Wike noted that the Amaechi's loyal lawmakers who have shown condemnable disloyalty and insubordination to the leadership of President Goodluck Jonathan took their position as it is clear that they have been anti the people and the development of the state.

He therefore called on the people of the state to remain steadfast and peaceful in their quest for development, assuring them that President Jonathan will not let them down.

On the East West Road, the Minister noted that although the entire stretch of the road is yet to be completed but observed that considerable work has been done by the contractors handling the Akwa Ibom – Ogoni axis of the road.

He emphasized that by 2014, the entire East-West Road would be completed as promised by Mr President, disclosing that approval has been made by the President to the relevant Ministry to enable them complete the construction of the road by 2014.

Also speaking, the Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus called on the people to continue to support the Jonathan administration, assuring them of total delivery of all promises made by the President and the PDP leadership in the country.

In their separate speeches, the State Chairman of the PDP, Bro Felix Obuah, Chief Sergeant Awuse, Sen. Lee Maeba and Kenneth Kobani commended the Ogoni people for their unalloyed support for President Jonathan and assured that Ogoni remains a focal point in the scheme of things particularly as an area that would be developed and be made to enjoy the proceeds from their God given resources.

They said come 2015, the people of Ogoni should not hesitate to support Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan for President, noting, “We the people of South-South must not opt for any other position other than that of the President of the country.


Jerry Needam

SA, on Media to

State PDP Chairman

Monday, September 30, 2013





Ataa Infinity | 10/1/2013 6:28:00 AM
God see you through for these Dreams Please this strike has delayed the third Badge of this year's Coppers,and this East-West Road have been on my mind Ever since! Am so Glad for this.
Anuoluwa Adeoye | 10/4/2013 10:41:00 AM
I pray that God we see you through becous we have waith enough at home pls help us to be our gorverment and God we be with u.........great ASUU
Olajuwon oluwatoyosi | 11/19/2013 9:34:00 AM
I pray to God to see us through because this strike has delay so many things so far.
Abdullah Jubril | 12/3/2013 9:17:00 AM
Ya Allah you are we holp to cos things will not happen with out your conshals so god we pray to you that this strike should end peaceful ameen
Juliana | 12/11/2013 10:05:00 AM
Seriouly is a nic step we pray 4 God guidaince
AHfad | 1/18/2014 7:31:00 PM
Luk at a leader that is deaf, blind & maladministratio to his contry & latar bcom abate or abased at d end. God lt our dream be com real. Bcux dis is 2 dlae & as bn cus a big prblm 4 some farmily in a difrent ways:-
Some stuend dt supose 2 finz dair degree 4 d past year & b rest at home 4 some time or luk 4 a job 2 sor5 are still at home tink of wen areday goin 2 resum back 2 skul.
It as caus some stdnt 2 4gt about scul due 2 d lost of dair parent or spnsoed. Some studnt av died. Y sme av find demslve wir dey dndt wont or dy dnt evn tink b4 & some av totaly give up. bcus dair yung broda or 6ter ar also ready 4 institution and nobdy 2 sponsur dem. Oh Allah! 4 gve dus dt ar part of dis & guid we dat ar nt. (Amen). Gd lead our leaders 2 the right part. Becus nt dair pwer 2 be cme a leader is nt easy, but is Gd's di6ion. If nt dy are nt up 2 wre dy ar nw.
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