Pressurise FG to implement agreement with ASUU, Falana charges Gbajabiamila, others
Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has urged Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila and others that prevailed on the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to suspend its eight months strike, to also put pressure on the Federal Government to fulfill its agreement with the union.
Falana, who made the appeal, while delivering the convocation lecture titled, “Remaking Nigeria: The youths as change agents,” at Augustine University, Ilara-Epe, Lagos, said youths displayed unparalleled understanding and support concerning lecturers’ demands aimed at uplifting the sector.
He said: “It is our collective duty as Nigerians to ensure that agreements between the government and ASUU are implemented. It is imperative for all those who appealed or prevailed one way or the other on lecturers to return to class, should also do the same to ensure that government keeps to its side of the agreements.”
He urged youths to take up the gauntlet and save the nation from the grip of bad leadership.
Meanwhile, Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Christopher Odetunde, in his remarks, said as the cost of education goes up, Nigerians should not be discouraged as the cost of ignorance is much higher.
Also, visitor to the university, Dr. Adewale Martins, who is also the Catholic Bishop of Lagos, lauded the management for the high standard of discipline and education given to students.
He charged the graduating students to follow the path of honour and seek excellence in their career.
The best graduating student, Tolefe Emmanuel Chukwufunmanya, gave the assurance that all the good virtues inculcated in them would guide their steps in the outside world.