The governorship candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party in Ogun State, Olufemi Ajadi, has expressed excitement over the suspension of the strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
Ajadi, who spoke amid ongoing familiarisation tours of the state, said the ASUu strike call-off was refreshing news, describing it as a welcome development.
This was contained in a statement made available to The PUNCH on Tuesday.
“I am excited that the strike has been called off. You could imagine how much we would have lost in these past seven months or thereabout, so to me, it is a welcome development,” Ajadi said.
Ajadi also advised the federal government, through its agencies, to ensure the terms of the agreement were adhered to.
He said, “It is painful to see students spending one, two, or three more years for a course that should be done within due time. The side effects can never be quantified.
“This calls for a more proactive approach in teaching these students who must have become rusty from staying home.”
According to him, the increasing involvement of youths in crime was traceable to constant breaks in the academic calendar, amongst others, and no responsible government should allow that to happen.
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