……as Nig. Youths Charged on Proper Conduct
The Federal government and the academic staff union of Nigerian Universities ASUU have been called upon to sheathe swords and reach meaningful agreements to end the ongoing strike and save the Nigeria education sector from collapse.
The University lecturers have on Monday February 14 Commenced one month warning strike to press home their demands from the Federal government.
The demands of the striking lecturers are the 2009 Re-negotiated Agreement, which ASUU has mentioned as a cause of the ongoing strike action.
Other demands according to ASUU include funding for the revitalisation of public universities, earned academic allowance, poor funding of state universities and promotion arrears. and the sustainability of the university autonomy, which the union said the introduction of Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) by the government violated..
Lamenting the consequences of the ongoing industrial action on the education sector in the country and the youths at large, Nigerians in Diaspora Mr Adebayo Egbewole and Miss Dolapo Egbewole appealed to the relevant stakeholders on meaningful agreements to enable the University lecturers go back to duties for improved standard of education in the country.
The duo based in the United States of America in separate interviews to commemorate their birthdays anniversaries also urged Politicians in Nigeria to shun violence and desperation as preparation for another Political dispensation gathers momentum.
Adebayo said: “In all areas of human endeavors,education sector is crucial, it’s a significant aspect which leaders and relevant stakeholders must handle seriously and not take with levity. I want to appeal to the Federal government to painstakingly look into the demands of ASUU for better solutions as i also called on the Lecturers to patriotically reach balanced agreements with the government in the interest of the Nation and students at large.
” As the Country prepares for general election in 2023,I want to enjoin our Politicians to pursue their Political ambitions in the interest of the Country. Politics should not be taken as a do or die affairs, it is important to note that violence would aggravate the tensed environment. It is the duty of all Nigerians to at all times devise means for peaceful atmosphere to better the Nation”
Dolapo on her own part Charged Nigerian youths to be creative and focus added that they have crucial roles to play to improve the Country’s economy .She called on the government to create enabling environment for Nigeria youths to be able to come up and implement new ideas and innovations that would boost the standard of the Nation.
She said: ” Nigeria is blessed with young talented individuals who are gifted in every spheres of life. These youths need conducive environment to spread their tentacles. I want to commend the government on some of the youth programs in.place and at the same time urged them to intensify efforts at increasing and introducing more opportunities for the younger generation
“To the youths,the idea of quick wealth Syndrome is dangerous and shortlived,engage in meaningful ventures, with prayers,dedication, committment and consistency you shall get there, also avoid the chance of being used as tools of Political violence. Have positive determination to showcase your natural endowment. God bless Nigeria”
In separate remarks , the duo appreciated God for witnessing another year, with prayers from family and friends for them on long live and Prosperity.