The Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday appealed to university lecturers to end their strike in honour of their late colleague, Dr. Festus Iyayi.

The House made the appeal in a statement issued in Lagos.
The statement was signed by the Chairman of the House Committee on Information, Strategy, Security and Publicity, Mr. Segun Olulade.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Iyayi, a former President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), died on Tuesday in a road accident on the Okene-Lokoja Road.

He was on his way to Kano for a National Executive Council meeting of ASUU scheduled for Thursday.

ASUU has since postponed the meeting due to the tragic event.

“Since Iyayi was on a mission to end the strike, the union should consider ending the strike in honour of the late comrade,” the House said.

It appealed to drivers to avoid recklessness to reduce road accidents, regretting that accidents on the Okene-Lokoja Road had claimed many lives.

The legislature expressed sympathy with the deceased’s family and the academic community.

NAN reports that ASUU embarked on an indefinite strike on July 1 to protest Federal Government’s non-implementation of an agreement it entered into with the union in 2009.

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