ASUU Strike 2013: Youths Threaten Violent Resolution

Students and youths under the aegis of the National Youth Council of Nigeria have warned both Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU to end the ongoing strike to avoid violence.

The National President of the organisation, Abdulahi Abdulmajeed, lamented that the impact of the strike had become unbearable for youths in the country.

Speaking at a press conference in Lagos, Abdulmajeed explained that it was unfair for the two parties to keep millions of youths at home because of a “dishonored” agreement.

He said, “While we appeal to both the FG and ASUU to find a solution to the strike, we say with dismay that the consequences of the strike are becoming unbearable for Nigerian youths. Every society that fails to make peaceful resolution possible in the first place makes violent resolution inevitable.

“It is not in our habit to adopt a violent approach. Dialogue, we believe, is the best option. We shall consult and consult, consolidate on our consultations, before we can be talking about confrontation and protest. Every time there is an ASUU strike in Nigeria, neither ASUU nor government loses but the Nigerian youths are always at the losing end.

“NYCN believes that the lecturers may have a point, but it is also a fact that they are losing credibility in the eyes of several Nigerians.

He noted that the strike was making youths more unemployable, adding that the NYCN would set up a mediation committee with the aim of resolving the issue.

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Comments

  1. Com. Maduadi I wealth says:

    This so called assu are very wicked

  2. Com. Maduadi I wealth says:

    D stupidity of nigerians is growing along side with the countries age. Assu does not av the interest of nigeria students in mind. FG has given d so called assu their demands on infrastructures and also to a very reasonable extent has also delt with their earn allowances yet they (assu) has refused to call us back to school for their own selfish interest and some u graduate illiterate open ur mouth wide to say the govt. Should just give them what they want. If that is how govt. Should be giving everybody what they want then I think all public para starters in nigeria wouldn’t complain. Assu last fight was to retire at age 70 from service and it was granted to them to stay in service till death, what will be of the young graduates with the ambitions of becoming a professional tutor? Yes there is money in this nation and lecturers want to be like politicians, please tell them to resign from lecturing job and pick a form in any of those political parties instead of keeping us at home out of greed.
    MADUADI I. WEALTH

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