ASUU Postpones Call Off, NEC Meeting After Iyayi’s Death

A former President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Prof. Festus Iyayi, died on Tuesday in a car crash on Lokoja-Abuja Expressway.

Iyayi was returning from a meeting in one of the Northern ASUU chapters when the accident occurred.

He was in company with some ASUU leaders and they were said to be returning from Kano where they sought the views of members on ending the four-month-old ASUU strike.

However, his death has led to the postponement of ASUU‘s executive meeting, which was to have met Wednesday to decide whether they should call of their four-month old strike.

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  1. Arise O Nigerian Youth And A Call To Obey In 1983, Bamanga Tukur was
    the Governor of the defunct Gongola State (now Adamawa & Taraba)
    and 30 years later, he is today the Chairman of the ruling Party, The PDP;
    Dr. Bello Halliru was commissioner in the Old Sokoto State (now Sokoto,
    Kebbi & Zamfara) and 33 years after he is today Minister of Defence;
    Major General David Mark(rtd) was the military governor of Niger State in
    1984 and 28years later he is today the Senate President; Gov. Murtala
    Nyako was the governor of Niger State in 1976 and 36years later he is
    today the Governor of Adamawa State; Ogbonnaya Onu was governor
    of Abia State in 1992 and 20years after he is today the National
    Chairman of ANPP; Gov. David Jonah Jang was the governor of Benue
    State in 1985 and 27years after he is today the governor of plateau
    state; and Martins Elechi the Ebonyi State Governor is over 80 years old!
    Only in Nigeria is this possible, where the youth of today have no hope
    into the future! Where do we go from here? People Deceiving People
    (PDP), 1985, IBB was the president of Nigeria and our teachers told us
    that Buhari was the former Head of state..Our teacher also called us “the
    leaders of tomorrow”.. 27years later, IBB and Buhari are still contesting
    for Presidency.. Its either our teacher lied to us about being the leaders of
    tomorrow..Or tomorrow is yet to come.. Who’s fooling who? Some of
    us ran out of the country,Obasanjo went abroad chasing them,telling all
    nations to deport Nigerian youths. Let’s stand and fight for our right cos
    we are the leaders of Today… From strike in health sector, to the labour,
    to judiciary, to Education and today our students are home lavishing! Pls let
    all youth come to an alliance and fight for the unborn. We can’t continue
    like this. Pass it to everyone if you believe in the NIGERIA DREAM.
    ENOUGH IS ENOUGH…jst take a look @ d education sector!! We are
    vitually begging for our own rights “right to education” this mehn are
    already old and dont really value wat it means for the masses to get
    proper education…Nigerian Youths its hight time we stand up and fight
    for wat is rightfully ours…lets stand up and say NO to the “Divide and
    Rule” tactics. Hit like if u beleive in urself as a Nigerian youth.

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