Governor Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso of Kano state has urged the Academic Union of Universities (ASUU) to sort out its contentious issues with the Federal Government amicably, lamenting that the union’s on-going strike is adversely affecting the progress of the country.
He said that strike is almost old fashioned in settling labour across the world, considering its massive socio-economic implications, pointing out that the ASUU strike is causing untold hardship to students and their parents.
Speaking at the laying foundation ceremony of Mariya Sanusi ultramodern threatre complex at Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital in Kano city, Governor Kwankwaso appealed to the union to be more realistic and call off the strike in the collective interest of Nigerians.
“It is good for anybody or group to fight for his right but in a decent and proper way to avoid jeopardizing the entire system”, Governor Kwankwaso asserted.
Governor Kwankwaso maintained that most of the students sponsored to study abroad, by his administration are now continuing their studies while their colleagues in Nigeria are roaming the streets due to the industrial action embarked upon by university lectures.
He affirmed that his government has sent more than 1000 students abroad to study in various universities both at under graduate and postgraduate levels as part of a broad human development programme.