The Federal Government has pleaded with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to make a sacrifice and suspend its ongoing strike action so that students won’t be subjected to political thuggery.
Mrs Ibukun Odusote, The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, who has been at the core of the efforts to resolve the raging crisis, pleaded with members of ASUU to reconsider as parents to safeguard the future of Nigeria children.
The Permanent Secretary made the appeal while speaking with the delegates of the African Students Union Parliament (ASUP), led by its Speaker, Kewul Abel, on Tuesday in Abuja.
“I am appealing to ASUU members, who are also parents, that there are some sacrifices that some people have to make so that the future of our children can be secured.
“If our children are sitting at home at a critical time like this, with the year coming to an end, and the nation preparing for a national election. The tendencies that they will start running into political groups for vices involvement are high.
“Therefore, it is in the national interest that the on-going industrial action embarked upon by ASUU be amicably resolved through social dialogue for our children to continue their educational pursuit,” the Permanent Secretary said.