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ECCIMA asks FG to re-open negotiations with ASUU

By Tony Edike

ENUGU – THE Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA) has called on the Federal Government  to re-open discussion with the striking members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over the ongoing industrial action with a view to resolving the impasse in the university system.

In a communique by its President, Mr. Olisaemeka Jideonwo and Secretary Emeka Okeke after its meeting in Enugu yesterday, the forum noted that the strike had tremendously affected the quality of education and distorted academic calendar.

It appealed to ASUU to balance their demand and make reasonable concessions for the interest of the future of the country.

It also called on government to show good example by keeping to the spirit of agreement reached with ASUU and indeed with other stakeholders in the Nigerian project.

The chambers counseled that resort to true federalism and fiscal responsibility was the panacea to the myriads of political, socio-economic problems facing the nation.

While condemning the quest for primitive accumulation and unabated materialism caused by  greed, the forum called for restoration of the country’s core value system of dignity of labour and professionalism.

It noted that leaders in the country have set wrong examples for the youths as corruption had continued to eat deep into almost every facet of the society and called for moral rearmament especially amongst the leaders.


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