The Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has asked parents to join the federal government in begging the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to end its ongoing strike.
He made this appeal while speaking at the 11th graduation ceremony of Glisten International Academy, in Abuja today August 6.
THE DAILY PAGE recalls that ASUU announced another one-month extension “to give government more time to satisfactorily resolve all the outstanding issues”.
Reacting to the ASUU’s recent decision to extend their strike, Shehu said the government is doing its part, and parents should support by appealing to ASUU.
He said, “It came like a bolt in the sky. We are shocked because it came at a time the president is giving full commitment to resolving the ASUU strike and having the students and teachers back in the school.
“The extension, I believe, should not have been done because the spirit in which the government now is trying to resolve the problems of ASUU is such that there should also be a benefit of the doubt in favour of the government on the part of ASUU.
“The strike is unnecessarily extended and this should not have been the case. I want to advise parents to join the government in begging ASUU to end this strike, as the government is doing its part and parents are worried and they should start talking to ASUU.”