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Anambra Speaker urges ASUU to end strike


By Vincent Ujumadu

Awka – The  Speaker of the Anambra State House of Assembly, Chief Anayo Nnebe has called on the striking members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to call of the strike in the interest of the Nigerian students.

In a statement in Awka, the speaker urged the federal government and members of ASUU to reach a compromise in order to bring the industrial action to an end so as to save the nation’s education sector from collapse.

According to him, education is a veritable tool for sustainable development, adding that it should be given priority attention by government at all levels.

He appealed to federal and state governments to map out far– reaching measures that would end incessant youth restiveness in various parts of the country, regretting the inability of young school leavers in the country to gain employment after graduating from schools.

He said that it was to redress the unemployment situation that informed the decision of the House to pass a resolution calling for the lifting of ban employment in the state.

Meanwhile, the speaker has congratulated the new Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ogbonna Onovo on his appointment.

He said in Awka that going by Onovo’s track record, there is no doubt  that he would bring his wealth of experience to bear in his new position.

He recalled that as the chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Onovo performed creditable and urged him not to let the country down.

Nnebe hoped that the new IG would pursue vigorously the long awaited reforms in the Nigeria Police to reposition the Force for better performance.


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