Nigerian students demonstrating against the continued closure of schools due to the strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The march was held in Ado-Ekiti, state capital., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
S’East, S’South govs urge end to ASUU strike
MONDAY, 30 SEPTEMBER 2013 00:00 FROM KODILINYE OBIAGWU AND LAWRENCE NJOKU (ENUGU) NEWS
GOVERNORS of the South East and South South geopolitical zones have called on the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and all others to be sensitive to the plight of university students and call off the three months old strike that has crippled studies in the universities.
At a meeting at the Enugu State Government House, the governors called for continued dialogue at resolving national issues and management of the security situation in the country. They commended the Federal Government for the massive reduction in crude oil theft.
Present at the meeting were Governors Liyel Imoke (Cross River), Peter Obi (Anambra), Sullivan Chime (Enugu), Theodore Orji (Abia), Martin Elechi (Ebonyi), Emmanuel Uduaghan (Delta), Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom) and the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State retired Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah.
Addressing the media , Imoke stated that the meeting “deliberated over issues affecting the zone and the nation in general”.
The governors, he stated, “resolved to continue to strengthen economic ties between our states and to continue to pursue the development of the zones as well as prosecute the various infrastructure projects.”