BY AMAKA ABAYOMI
President of the Muslim Association of Nigeria, (MAN), Alhaji Sulayman Yusuf, has called on the Federal Government to bring a lasting solution to the strikes embarked upon by the Academic Staff union of Universities (ASUU) and the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA).
He also charged the striking Unions to come to terms with the government so as to restore credibility to the country educational system and ensure safety of lives.
“MAN is not happy with these strikes. Our schools and hospitals are paralyzed; what kind of graduates do we intend to produce if our ivory towers remain locked? What message are we passing on to the international community? Nigerians will be sidelined for international job because our graduates would be considered half-baked. People are dying because doctors are not on ground to attend to them. We need to show love and mutual understanding to one another. The parties involved should provide long term solutions to these crises as soon as possible.”
Yusuf also called on the Boko Haram sect to sheath their swords and imbibe the good culture which Islam is noted for. He said: “We request that Boko Haram reach a ceasefire agreement with Federal government. If we show love to one another, it would help check insecurity in the country.