BY DEMOLA AKINYEMI
ILORIN — Former governor of Kwara State and leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in in the state, Dr Bukola Saraki, has commended the members of Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, for calling off its 10 months old strike, describing the development as a cheery news to the academic community.
He also applauded the incumbent, Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed for prioritising the welfare of the youths especially, students.
Saraki, who is also the chairman, Senate Committee on Environment and Ecology, particularly commended the governor for appointing Patrick Adewumi Adekunle as Special Assistant on Students’ Matters.
Saraki in a statement he signed in Ilorin, yesterday, said: “Congratulations to the newly appointed Special Assistant on Students’ Matters to the Kwara State governor, Comrade Patrick Adewumi Adekunle from Oke-Ero; the appointment is timely and well deserved gesture from the state government which places students as integral part of our society.
”I commend our governor, Alhaji Ahmed for his keen and fatherly interest in educational development in Kwara State which he has demonstrated through the appointment of the SA Students’ Matters.
“Even as I specially congratulate all students in various institutions across Kwara, I also hail the courage of ASUP for calling off the 10-month nation-wide strike and return to work; this is good news for the academic community and the society at large.”