Hon Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, the Minister of State for Education has oo nice again appealed the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASSU) to call off its indefinite strike action and give room for ongoing dialogue to resolve the impasse.
Government he said is ready to dialogue with the university lecturers to find a way out of the impasse.
In a message he sent to Nigerian workers on the occasion to mark the May 1st Worker’s Day activities, Nwajiuba lamented the unending strike has increased the woes of the students who now bear the brunt of the workers strike.
Nwajiuba however Felicitates With the worker on the occasion lauding them for their resilience in the face of mounting odds.
A statement by media aide, Paul Odili reads.
“As workers all over the world mark today as workers day, I join millions of Nigerians to acknowledge and commend Nigerian workers, which include every productive Nigerian contributing to the creation of wealth in Nigeria for their tireless efforts in the face of numerous workplace, social and economic challenges.
“The resilience of Nigerian workers is to be admired and encouraged. I?completely identify with your struggle and wish to encourage our labour and union leaders to show great forbearance in this moment of national transformation.
“This is a time for unity of purpose, for dialogue and mutual understanding, as we continue to seek ways to resolve issues in this collective struggle for national revival.
“I once again appeal to ASUU to call off their strike to enable the students who bear the most burnt to return to their studies as government is ready to dialogue with them towards meeting their demands”.