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ANAP Calls for End of ASUU STRIKE

By Nosa Aituamen

The Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals ANAP, has called on the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency and in the interest of the nation end the lingering strike embarked on by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

The union appealed to the government to accede to the demands of the lecturers so that activities can resume in the public universities.

In a statement, the General Secretary of ANAP, Comrade Abdulrasaq Saidu called on the President Mohammadu Buhari-led government to end without further delay the ongoing strike before it gets out of hand.

According to the statement, the continuing stay at home by students of tertiary institutions has led to increase in social vices in the country as they engaged in some unpalatable activities capable of destroying their future.

The Association noted that, the over four months strike has ridiculed the educational system making it a laughing stock before the world.

The ANAP scribe said, apart from the students, parents and the society are also suffering adding that the economy has also been affected greatly.

The union noted that ASUU, NASU, SAUTHRIAI, NAAT had been on strike for more than four months due to the apparent failure of Government to sign the re-negotiated 2009 Agreement with ASUU, failure to honour the terms reached at in May 202, MoU signed with ASUU, and habitual failure of Government to respect Collective Bargaining Agreements signed willing with Unions.

“Our children are using eight years to read courses of four years with resources being wasted. We cannot continue this way”.

ANAP threatened that they will join in the strike in solidarity by shutting down the aviation sector if government did not take urgent steps to address ASUU’s demands.

The union also warned that their members will align with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)’s position on protest against the unfortunate situation in the tertiary education sector.

They said all members have been put on alert in solidarity actions on the directive of Nigeria Labour Congress at short notice.

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