Students beg lecturers to call of strike

The group urged the lecturers to reconsider the strike action saying the ones who suffer are the students and parents.

Governor Yahaya Bello.

The students, under the aegis of National Association of Kogi State Students (NAKOSS), made the appeal on Tuesday, July 12, in Lokoja during a press conference.

The students, speaking through the NAKOSS president, Mr Ahamadu Ibrahim, urged the lecturers to reconsider the strike action saying the ones who suffer are the students and parents

“We are tired of staying at home.

“Since Gov. Yahaya Bello had already met 80 per cent of their demands, the lecturers should call off the strike to pave a way for the remaining unresolved matters to be thrashed through round table discussion,’’ Ibrahim pleaded.

He urged the lecturers to be mindful of the negative implications of the continued closure of the institution, saying that the future of the state and its citizens was at stake.

The NAKOSS President commended Gov. Bello’s administration for its efforts to take education out of the woods and pleaded with stakeholders in the sector to cooperate and support the government.

He chided the national secretariat of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) for issuing ultimatum to Kogi government over the strike by the lecturers in KSU.

“Two wrongs will never make a right. NAKOSS dissociates itself from the position of NANS.

“We believe that Gov. Yahaya Bello should rather be commended for his efforts at reaching out to the lecturers to prevail on them to suspend the strike,” Ibrahim said.

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