Monday, December 2, 2013
Protracted Strike: JAF Ready To Join Forces with ASUU over Reckless ‘Sack’ Comment by Education Minister, Wike
forces with striking university lecturers over the government's
unwillingness to honor the agreement it reached with their union.
In a statement today, JAF condemned the resort to threat by the
Minister of Education to the lecturers in place of honouring the
agreements between them.
The statement, signed by secretary of the front, Comrade Abiodun
Aremu, stated that the threat employed by Government has only
confirmed the fear of the university teachers that the Federal
Government may not honor the agreements if it is not made to sign an
JAF also condemned choice of December 4 by the Education Minister as
the deadline for the lecturers to return to classrooms even though the
agreements reached with the lecturers have not been met. The movement
noted that the date was the same as the one elected for the
commencement of the burial rites for Late Professor Festus Iyayi. The
professor was killed in a fatal crash involving the convoy of Kogi
State Governor, Idris Wada, while on his own way to a NEC meeting to
find solutions to the university education crisis.
JAF placed on record that the struggle to Save Public Education by
ASUU and its members will outlive the Jonathan Presidency and the
"class of exploiters in Nigeria".