The Nigerian Governors’ Forum has expressed worry over the lingering Academic Staff Union of Universities strike, urging all parties to come together to an agreement.
The forum appreciated the Federal Government for removing its earlier position, sanctioning members of the academic units to reach an amicable settlement so that students can return to school.
The NGF chairman, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, made this known while briefing journalists after a meeting of the forum at the newly commissioned NGF Secretariat in Abuja.
Governor Fayemi stated that the forum also “examined the issue of flooding across the country in which some states were severely affected and decided to take necessary steps to ameliorate the conditions of the states affected by flooding via a strong representation to the president led by the chairman, vice chairman and the interim vice chairman of the NGF.”
He further explained that the forum examined issues relating to the proposed privatisation of the power project and took the decision that the NGF opposed the sale of any of the plant until appropriate steps have been taken that will interest the states that are also equity holders in those plants.
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