The governors of the South-East and South-South zones, have intervened in the lingering feud between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) just as they called on the lecturers to consider the plight of Nigerian students by calling off their lingering industrial action.
The governors made the call on ASUU, after rising from their meeting in Enugu, contending that the Nigerian education has been suffering from the prolonged strike by the lecturers, a reason they should back down on their hard stance on their negotiations with the Federal Government.
The governors in a communiqué issued after their Enugu meeting and read by the Cross Rivers State Governor, Senator Liyel Imoke, called on ASUU to resolve impending issues through dialogue and give and take spirit.
They said the decision on who would become the President of Nigeria in 2015, lies with the electorate in line with extant democratic tenets, just as they lauded Nigerians for supporting President Goodluck Jonathan in his determined efforts at transforming Nigeria.
According to them, “We thank Nigerians for their continuous support for the administration of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, who they elected overwhelmingly. We urge Mr President to remain focused on governance and not to allow himself be distracted.
“We note that the determination of who will become the president of this country in 2015, would be made by the Nigerian electorate, in line with democratic tenets and powers of the people, should not be usurped by any group or individual.
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