The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Wednesday said that the outcome of the March 28 Presidential election showed that Nigeria was on the path to the much needed revival.
Dr Nasir Fagge, National President of ASUU, spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
Fagge said that the entire electoral process and the resultant outcome was a sign of good things to come.
”Let me start by first congratulating the President-elect, Maj.-Gen. Buhari, for the victory. I think with this election this time around, our country is gradually finding its way toward revival.
”For the first time, our collective wish as a people has prevailed and of course, as you know, our elections had not always come out in a way that truly reflect the minds of Nigerians.
”With a new administration in place, it is my belief that issues surrounding insurgency, education, power and health will be given priority attention.
”We, therefore, expect that with attention being given to these areas, within the shortest possible time, our country will be placed firmly among comity of nations.
”I also want to give kudos to the electoral umpire, Prof. Attahiru Jega who has shown that he is truly an intellectual, irrespective of all odds,” he said.
Fagge called on Nigerians to rally round Buhari in order to give him the desired support needed in moving the country to the next level.
He assured that on the part of ASUU, the union would do everything possible to ensure that it worked with the incoming administration to move the country in the right direction.
According to him, this will ensure that the sacrifice Nigerians made will not be in vain.
”We, as ASUU, therefore, want to congratulate Maj.-Gen. Buhari and all those who the election, as well as appreciate the outgoing President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, for showing an act of sportsmanship by accepting the result.
”We again appreciate him for even congratulating the president-elect well ahead of the official declaration as winner,” the unionist said