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ASUU Strike 2013 Call Off: An Open Letter To President Goodluck Jonathan


ASUU Strike 2013 Call Off: An Open Letter To President Goodluck Jonathan

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August 11, 2013 – ASUU Strike 2013 Call Off: An Open Letter To President Goodluck Jonathan


Dear Sir,

With due respect to your Excellency, I have the mandate to write on behalf of all stake holders in the educational sector on the need to take a driver seat come Tuesday meeting with ASUU NEC, address the negotiation table like a noble man and indeed negotiate like a gentle man.
Sir, it should be recalled from memory that the current strike embarked on by ASUU marks 5weeks 4days, and all effort embarked on by your Excellency to set a pace for a lasting resolution with the ASUU NEC proved abortive.

Mr. president, it is high time we told you that the concern youth whenever education is mentioned are supposed Nigeria future, it is hereby worthy to mention that for this administration to be recorded on the positive side of posterity, the need to guarantee the future of these youths must be ensured.

Dear Sir, as the popular saying goes; “an idle hand is the devil’s workshop” for this reason it should be noted that 95% our youths that are presently disengaged from classroom activities because of the present ongoing strike action of ASUU are jobless and therefore spend their days in idleness. In the interest of the peaceful and crime free society sir, in the interest of Nigerian future, we plea that your administration should take immediate measure at ensuring the quick re-engagement of this youths as to avert the looming danger their continuous stay out of class can cause.

We still so much count on you sir, and fixedly we hold onto your riches of kindness and passion for education, forthwith your Excellency should drag to reminder his past status as a lecturer, many beauties God has decorated his life with within this short period and also his beautiful promises while canvassing for the post of presidency and revisit them.

Finally sir, we know how much love you have for your dear country, and I’m on the side that your Excellency will invest all he can to set the ball rolling in the academic sector, for this reasons sir, I humbly apply that come Tuesday 13th August, 2013, your Excellency should intensify more effort, brake the gene for incessant strike action in the educational sector, hear the stakeholder out once and for all and bring back to class our idle youths.





  1. Jackson

    August 12, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    if mr. Goodluck did not do something about the ongoing ASSU strike, i pray that God wul do some 4 u so col president, heartles president, i pray that u’l test this hardship that we’r pasing 2ru.

  2. Kata Cyril

    August 12, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    Your EXCELLENCY Sir, Pls the Innocent Future Leaders are Crying out LOUD, pls don’t let them down. The Future can not be predicted. You were once a Student no matter where you acquired your Degree, a Lecturer no matter where Lectured and now you’re a President. Mr President, was your Destiny delayed Like this When You were in School?

  3. nely

    August 12, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    lets c wat comes out of dz. Lets watch nd c if indeed Mr. President has d Nation’s interest at heart

  4. Foreignlady

    August 12, 2013 at 4:16 PM

    We hope 2morrow will be successful,so help us Mr President

  5. Omo B

    August 12, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    God, unto ur hands we commit our country… Pls take control… Im sick of dis strike

  6. David.

    August 12, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    God is at work! I choose to wait for God.


    August 12, 2013 at 7:07 PM


  8. Nursy Rasida Guddy/Goodluck

    August 12, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    Pls my honourable president…help ur children,we can’t keep stayn ahome doing nothn,some will b decieved ahome,we av missn alot 4d semester…pls hear our cryzzzzz..we ASUU students,hope ad believe dat we will hear 4rm Y♡̨̐υ̲̣̥. As soon as possible..Y♡̨̐υ̲̣̥. will do it 4us coz ur my name sake {GOODLUCK}.A man wif a clean hrt….♡⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥ L♥√ع ⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥♡.!! Y♡̨̐υ̲̣̥. Alllll..Tnx..GƠ̴̴͡.̮Ơ̴̴͡d nyt..waitn

  9. micheal

    August 12, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    mr president we d student of this belove country we are vry vry tired of staying at home it might lead us into smtin else ,look d sitiuation going around at this belove country of ours bokoharam and other criminal activities due to lack of smtin doing i plea that u should i attend to our cry

  10. Elamene

    August 12, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    When will dis country b free of strike, if d senators will seat nd delibrate on an issue and they will be paid seating allowance that will run into billions of naira, what is mere 26% of d nations budget dat they are all finding so difficult to put into d education sector. Education is d bed rock of every nation. The youths are d future of dis Great Nation. D wise man build his house upon d rock, d foolish man build his house upon d sand. Mr president pls let 2morrow’s meeting bring a end 2 dis strike, we r tired of staying at home.

  11. utough

    August 12, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    I’m sure almighty Lord is in the midst of 2morrows Asuu vs FG deliberation. And i spoke to Mr. President and he said, 2morrow is the great day of Nigerian students, because all unnecessary activities between FG and Asuu will curtain 2morrow

  12. Ukasha mohamad

    August 12, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    All this things are abstract, are not true.

  13. Barry

    August 12, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    What is so difficult in funding the educational sector in Nigeria? How much are those untrained politicians who can never and never and never contribute an iota of positive impact in our society earning? This is injustice – I believe our patriotic excellency is for justice. President, reckon on this.

  14. Victory

    August 12, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    Tanks brother for ur sincere heartfelt concern 4 the youth of great country Nigeria.we plead with the president JONATHAN,to show concern over the ongoin 6wks strike embark by ASUU, MR. President should take needed step with d Asuu to call off the strike,because we the student of Nigeria are tired of staying at home idol.we need to go back to our respective campuses.if the president realy love the youth of our great country Nigeria,he then need to call the asuu to a negotiation table and solve this problem once and for all.please mr president i urge wit great respect dat u should do the right thing at the right time if u realy hav the interest of NIGERIAN STUDENT AT HEART,AND IF YOU WANT THE BEST FOR THEM LIKE YOU WANT THE BEST FOR YOUR OWN CHILDREN.

  15. emeka

    August 12, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    may God punish d two sectors expecially asuu for fighting for there selfish interest in the name of students. ASUU GOD PUNISH UNA

  16. Nzashi linus

    August 12, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    Goodluck jonathan is nothing but a baberian…4 God sake wat is 26% compare 2 d billions they are stolin every blessing day…oh Yar‘adua where are u.

  17. Obot1

    August 12, 2013 at 10:53 PM

    To Hell wit asuu, screw FG and fu*k Nuc. And the entire education sector has been messed up cos none of their children is schoolin in nigeria.

  18. Gentle

    August 12, 2013 at 11:03 PM

    What will be; will be! Asuu strike, called off;better. Not called off; better!

  19. samuel

    August 12, 2013 at 11:23 PM

    youth are the leaders of tomorrow. But it is unfutunate that nigerian youth are not beneficiaries of this fact. As Mr president and His cabinet are saying nothin about the on going strike, 5weeks 6days today. This is too bad of nigerian Government

  20. princess

    August 12, 2013 at 11:25 PM

    just hope and wish d old man wil hear.selfish man.if not for yar ‘dua d noble man.RIP.who for sabi dis one.mtcheeeew

  21. Faith

    August 12, 2013 at 11:41 PM

    Weneva Assu gets tired they will go bk to d classroom.

  22. Laura

    August 13, 2013 at 12:02 AM

    Jonathan your a foolish man.aside this strike issue,you always been lame.
    Act like a president not like a busy man that you are.

  23. Dalinton Ben

    August 13, 2013 at 12:38 AM

    I wish d both sectors hapi negociation. 2 my fellow students, go n find a hand wrk and mak d tym profitable 2 urself. I’m very hapi 4 d strike bcos i’m now an expact in my hand wrk. GOD BLESS D BOTH SECTORS.

  24. Jeiel

    August 13, 2013 at 6:16 AM

    hop smtin good comes out of it

  25. Bagu,Moses

    August 13, 2013 at 7:09 AM

    Let us not allow compliment or greed to compromise our integrity in practicism as good Nigerians. Mr president sir, do something let our lecturers return to class.

  26. Honour Atika

    August 13, 2013 at 7:10 AM

    Nigerians,nawa.Here u are talking about calling off the strike when after graduation the International community may still not recognise your certificate.Its no surprise you are referred to as most peaceful nation(brain surge).Keep talking about calling off of the strike when the demands of ASUU has not being fully granted.Let this be known to u that when u are out-graduated,yoour progeny would face same;learning in a coarsed unsafe muchroom sub-standard poultry,while your leaders send their relatives abroad to learn.How on earth would you use 25% of a nation’s budget to finance a very few number of set of persons at the detriment of the fate of 14omillion+.Are we all myopic? I’m a final yr stdnt in Uniport,yet I’ll wait until the prayer of ASUU is heard.Its a SACRIFICE we all must pay 4 the future of our beloved country.

  27. Walcott

    August 13, 2013 at 8:26 AM

    Yeye president’yeye goverment. The president has always been a fool and a coward.he does not accept his responsility as a president.we dont want him in 2015.he is slugish. Imagine one person stealing 900 billon and trillions of dollars. Only 26% in educational sector they can not fund it. A senator will be paid for seating allowance, car allowance, house allowance, speaking allowance. Allowance’ alowance’ allowance’ all in the name of stupid goverment. Assuuming it was our right president late yar’adua he would have done something. Rest in peace

  28. Clinton

    August 13, 2013 at 8:52 AM

    Forget the stupid goverment.they dont care about the masses. They steal billons and trillons of naira without thinking of the masses. 26% of funding in educational sector they can not implement it. Well, My yahoo business has just paid me 10,000 dollars yesterday and i am expecting 20,000 dollars next week after much effort and seriousness in this business. Self employment is the best under passive income. A graduate go finish school with b.s.c. H.n.d and masters he no get job but one stupid senator wel no go school go de earn billlons to trillions of naira and dollars.

  29. ikenna

    August 13, 2013 at 9:03 AM

    I am not deceived by all these promises and political statements which Mr. President in particular is using to deceive those he can. The truth remains that there is no true love he has for this great country as been called, because many things have been happening, and he is keeping silent, may be he thinks it is to the blame of those he appointed to assist him, not seeing it as an administrative flop which he has fall into, as the overall head, yes duty have been delegated, but it is his responsibility to know, and enforce fidelity, in the duties delegated. Now there is no boost of security in the country, yet we have the best army(land) fighter. The education sector has joined for long, just that it is been cover by those who love and seek peace, till now that they can not accomodate it any longer. The rich becomes richer, the poor, becomes poorer,uneducated, unemployed, liabilities in the country. Yet the country is full of riches all round. The power sector running down, falling in their duty to supply stable power. Only but a few to mention. He better go back to the drawing board, critically analyse them, and know if he is diviating, or not. Thanks

  30. olawale

    August 13, 2013 at 9:15 AM

    I hope oga jonah will listen Nigerian’s youth/student throuh dis letter,we ar sick nd tired of dis idleness…..MR PRESIDENT abeg oooooo.

  31. blck~chld

    August 13, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Tnx broo for d writeup its rilli amazin I mst say!hw I wish Mr President can see dis.aniways dat is dat bt as 4d tuesday meetin I strongly bliv dat sumtin gud wil cum out cuz am jst tired stayin my gr8test probz is y wil sum universities go ahead wit their postutme y odas havntb.dats nt fair

  32. Margaret

    August 13, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    ASUU is veri greedy, this money d ask 4 how will we the student benefit from it????. Please look 4 another means 2 collect your own share of national moimoi stop keeping us at home.God pls have mercy on us.

  33. Destiny

    August 13, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    Mr president,i wrote wit great pains in my hrts seein d future leaders of dis great country lotterin abt bcos of your ineffective n inefficient president wit due respect,i am moved at dis juncture to say that your administratn is a total failure to every Nigerian students as wel to d country as a whole.i also submit as a matter of fact that u lack everything needed to rule n lead dis great country to d promise land…at dis juncture,i look forward to seein u luk in2 d educational sector vis_a_vis to d needs of d union in order to bring dis urgly problem to a stop.i rest my case….great uniben student

  34. Ann

    August 13, 2013 at 11:49 AM

    Plz, mr president shld do smefin. His administration is having lots of problems nd we, d youths r nt hapi abt t at all. We want 2 gt bak 2 class. Ts boring n sad out of t. We knw him 2 b wise, nw is d time 2 show it


    August 13, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    Indeed, Nigerians await the outcome of the ever abortive negotiation which we all opine positive and a non-dead lucking conclusion as ever before.

    This I say; kudos to people who have not forgotten the demerrit of this momentary break.

    while awaiting a positive test result of the diagnostic negotiation result, I beseech nigerian student to embrace morality in their modus operandi.

  36. ogbeche pius ushie

    August 13, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    Mr president i don’t think you will love to have a reputation it was in your tenure Nigerian youths and students, who are supposed to be tomorrow’s leaders; are tend into common criminals, 419s, thugs and the likes. Mr President, i know you mean more than that for Nigeria. We are looking up to you as our father, leader and president. please remember; poor education funding and academic strikes were not part of your manifestoes to Nigerian students in particular and Nigerians in general. we gave you our votes, all we are now asking for is eduation and our future

  37. Alkhad

    August 13, 2013 at 9:05 PM

    Inna lillahi, wa ina ilaihi rajiun, allahumma ajirni fii musiibatii haza aklifni khairan minha.

  38. Yusuf Peter Yunusa

    August 13, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    I am surprise at ASUU strike, higly disapointing that lover of education who led lecturer to the office of the then president late Musa Yar’dua becuse of the difference between the two could turn back on the same issue, once a student, a lecturer and now the president.Please save the entire students of your Dear country and call us back to class least Davil is looking for an idle hands to use.

  39. Joe

    August 15, 2013 at 4:38 AM

    Dear President, this as linger too much please give a final verdict as soon as you before thing get out of hand.

  40. Omeiza

    August 17, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    Mr president u opposed education by practical while Boko opposed it by speech

  41. Omeiza

    August 17, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    You are the real Boko Mr p

  42. Omeiza

    August 17, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    Mr p u are the real Boko


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  44. kenny

    August 20, 2013 at 9:03 AM

    The situation is really appalling,,, but we the student we have also failed to contribute our own quota into this issue,,,,the bible said that the kingdom of suffers violate and only the violate takes it by force and on our own we know that action speaks louder than voice,,,,what I am saying in a nutshell is that we have been mute over this issue of strike,,, our SUG Presidents has failed and all the NANS Excos has also failed all of us cause they suppose to mobilize for a nation wide protest…..We have every thing it takes to make this country to stand still as the FG and ASUU want our life to stand still…..the SUG president and NANS Exco suppose to mobilize and block all the entrance to Aso Rock and National Assemble complex and every federal high road,,,, believe me if we have done this since the strike will not even last up to 2weeks… If we relax FG and ASUU will also relax cause it dosnt concern them because they are no longer to in schoool and their children are not even schooling here and for ASUU their salaries will still be coming,,so we are always on the receiving end or at the losing end,,, so if we did not act we just be there languishing at home….Aluta continua

  45. Beaulyn Walice

    August 22, 2013 at 7:47 AM

    its been so tormenting to stay at home being idle……specially those of us in the medical field,you make up your mind to read at home but you don’t get the full concentration you need and the strike still continues……if the strike is eventually called off lecturers come back with fire brigrade test and exams wanting you not to fail any course……they will niether teach nor lecture then expect you to pay an extra money for what you deserve……we plead that the feederal government will respond to asuu and stop tormenting nigerian youth……they should also know that we are the leaders of tomorrow and we need to get back to our studies for a better nigeria………….

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