Sultan Asks Federal Government To Resolve Its Dispute With ASUU
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Saad Sbubakar, has said the eight month strike of lecturers in public universities has psychological and emotional effects on their students.
He asks federal government to resolve all its unending dispute with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)
According to the Sultan, there are certain things Federal Government could have done, to ensure that students in the public universities graduated at the right time.
The traditional ruler, speaking on the issue, while commissioning a 25 bedroom guest house at the Fountain University, Osogbo, regards the prolonged strike as sad, frustrating and unnecessary.
The Sultan blames government for the frequent strike, saying ASUU would continue to have problems with Federal Government, adding that the only way to stop it, is to encourage a honest dialogue with the lecturers.
According to the Sultan, when a government entered into a dialogue, and reach an agreement, it should return to the dialogue table, if it find it difficult to implement it.
The Sultan who recalled participating in the past dialogue with ASUU, said there were things agreed upon during the dialogue, which Federal Government ought to have implemented, but which they failed to.