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Anglican synod appeals to S-East govs on lingering lecturers’ strike

By Chidi Nkwopara

OWERRI— Governors of the South East states have been urged to seriously reconsider their positions and immeidately liaise with the leadership of Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, in the zone to resolve the lingering industrial action in government-owned universities in the area.

This passionate appeal formed part of the communique issued at the end of the second session of the 18th synod of Anglican Diocese of Owerri, held at Christ Anglican Church, Owerri.

The synod called on government at all levels and wealthy individuals in Imo State to invest in educational development of the state and Nigeria in general, with a view to alleviating the suffering of the poor masses.

According to Owerri Anglican Diocese, education is the inalienable right of every citizen. It added that sound development begins with building the human infrastructure.

The synod commended Imo State government for returning some of the schools in the state to their original owners and called for the immediate payment of gratuities owed retired workers in the state.

The synod also called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to carefully design programmes that would address electoral challenges in the country.


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