August 11, 2013 – ASUU Strike 2013 Call Off: An Open Letter To President Goodluck Jonathan
REASONS MR PRESIDENT SHOULD ENSURE THE QUICK BACK TO CLASS OF OUR YOUTHS THAT ARE PRESENTLY DISENGAGED DUE TO THE ON GOING ASSU STRIKE ACTION
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.
MUCH THANKS IN ANTICIPATION SIR.
ABIMBOLA ADENIYI OLUWAFEMI