Buhari joins religious leaders in begging ASUU to scrap strike

President Muhammadu Buhari began the week under review by promising that the federal government would honor promises made to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). This, the president said, was to prevent disruptive strikes, generate uninterrupted academic programs, and improve funding for educational institutions. The president made the promise on February 1, when he received members of the Nigerian Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) led by co-chairs Sultan of Sokoto Sa’ad Abubakar and Nigerian Christian Association President Samson Ayokunle. . ASUU on Friday expressed doubts about the Federal Government’s ability to resolve the persistent crisis in the education sector, particularly in universities, and threatened that the union could soon go on indefinite strike. However, the President affirmed that no society that wished itself well neglected its educational system and all its components. Therefore, he commended NIREC leaders for intervening in ASUU’s year-long strike and holding consultations with the parties. Mr. Buhari had hosted the 2022 Business, Political, Media and Civil Society Leaders Committee at a dinner at the State House, Abuja, on Monday. At the event, the president pledged his commitment to handing over to the next administration a diversified and strong local economy driven by agriculture, a stable democracy, and a revamped military and security forces. On February 2, the Nigerian leader congratulated President Umaro Sissoco Embalo of Guinea-Bissau for surviving Tuesday’s attempted coup in his country. President Umaro Sissoco Embalo The President also inaugurated the Presidential Committee for the Repatriation, Return and Resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in the Northeast on February 2. According to him, Nigerians in the northeast will witness, in the coming months, a shift from protracted insurgency to peace and development in their respective communities. He explained that the administration had embarked on a revised approach to address the 13-year-old conflict and insurgency in the region and would not relent in efforts to return to peace and normalcy. Also on February 2, the President chaired the virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC). The council approved over N115.4 billion for the dualization of the Kano-Kazaure-Kongwalam highway linking Kano, Jigawa and Katsina states. According to Works and Housing Minister Babatunde Fashola, the project is expected to be completed in two years and will be financed through the country’s tax credit scheme. The president met behind closed doors with a former Imo governor, Rochas Okorocha, at the State House, Abuja, on Thursday. Senator Rochas Okorocha (PHOTO CREDIT: Twitter @realRochas) Speaking to state house correspondents after the meeting, Mr. Okorocha said he was in the Village to seek intervention from President Buhari about his ordeal with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) reports that the EFCC is charging Mr. Okorocha with allegations that he conspired with others, including an APC politician and five companies, to steal N2.9 billion from public coffers when he was governor. of Imo. However, the former governor, who is currently the senator representing the Imo West senatorial district, also accused people he described as cowards of being behind his ordeal with the EFCC. Mr. Buhari launched the Revised National Population Policy for Sustainable Development, as well as the National Council for Population Management (NCPM), on Thursday in Abuja. In launching the policy and advice, the president emphasized the need for urgent action to address Nigeria’s high fertility rate. He saw this happen through expanding access to modern contraception across the country. The Nigerian leader, shortly after taking office on Thursday, began a four-day trip to the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, where he is currently participating in the 35th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union. . advertisements The theme of the deliberation is: “Building Resilience in Nutrition and Food Security on the African Continent: Strengthening Agriculture, Accelerating Human Capital, Social and Economic Development”. While in Addis Ababa, Mr. Buhari said that the poor and vulnerable in Nigeria remained the top priority for protection and breaking out of the cycle of poverty. He said this at the official virtual launch of Nigeria’s Country Review Report at the 31st African Union Leader’s Africa Peer Review Forum on Friday. ALSO READ: We have met all ASUU demands, Nigerian government says Mr. Buhari assured that social safety nets would be further maintained, while access to education and opportunities would be expanded. The president also congratulated Transport Minister Rotimi Amaechi on being awarded the title of “Dan Amana” (the trusted one) by the Daura Emirate Council on Saturday. He described awarding the title to Amaechi as a clear commitment to the harmonious relationship between the diverse cultures of the nation. He commended the minister “for working with enormous energy to bring about the CHANGE we promised Nigerians”, noting that “the change we are witnessing in the transport sector is an extraordinary legacy”. On February 5, the Nigerian leader met with Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh at the ongoing African Union meetings in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Mr. Buhari assured that Nigeria would continue to seek peace and progress in Africa and other parts of the world, constantly pushing for justice, fairness and inclusion in global affairs. According to him, Nigeria remains firm in its support for democracy, development and good governance, in particular to guarantee the rights of individuals and institutions. The president, who is expected to return to Abuja from Ethiopia on Monday, participated in the opening of the 35th ordinary session of the African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government on Saturday. (YAYA) Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Buhari joins religious leaders in begging ASUU to scrap strike