The former Senate President of Nigeria, Senator David Mark and Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, with some other notable Nigerians has called for an end to the ongoing nationwide strike declared by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
David Mark, in a new year message yesterday, urged the Federal Government and ASUU to take necessary steps toward resolving the industrial action that has crippled public universities, THISDAY News reports.
“Something has to be done to resolve this imbroglio that has lingered for so long. Whichever side it is viewed, this incessant strike is retrogressive and retarding development,” Mark stated.
Mark stressed the fact that the strikes has continued to weaken the country’s economy and put the future of the country in jeopardy and reiterated the need to reverse the trend in the interest of the younger generation.
He also urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to brace up to the task of conducting free, fair, credible and acceptable elections in 2019.
The Deputy Senate President, on his part, emphasized the need to strengthen the security of lives and property as well as close the widening divisions in the country in the New Year. He added by saying that Nigeria could not be effectively secured under the current policing arrangement and urged all political leaders to work for the immediate realization of state police in 2019.
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