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ASUU Supports Fashola, Calls For Sirens Ban On Convoys

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Nov 18, 2013 – ASUU Supports Governor Fashola, Calls For Sirens Ban On Convoys In Nigeria

The Ilorin chapter of ASUU (Academic Staff Union of Universities) has urged the FG to place an immediate ban on sirens usage by government officials in Nigeria.

The urgent call was made in a PR signed by ASUU Chairman, Dr Taiwo Oloruntoba Oju today over the tragic death of former ASUU president, Professor Festus Iyayi.

Dr Taiwo said the sudden death of Iyayi is a wake up call on the use of convoys & sirens by Government officials.

“We call for a declaration of emergency to tackle the death traps that we call roads in this country. The carnage must stop,” said ASUU Chairman

According to him, convoys of governors are not meant to terrorise the governed whose taxes are used to buy the cars, pay drivers and ensure their maintenance.

ASUU chairman said that convoys should not convey or deliver death to the masses of the country.

“We join our voices to that of the governor of Lagos State who has clamoured incessantly for a stop to the use of sirens to terrorise citizens,” he added.

Oloruntoba-Oju said that ASUU had declared seven days mourning period for the late former ASUU president.

According to him, November 13 to November 19, had been declared mourning period by ASUU members, adding that flags at all secretariats of the union are to be flown at half-mast.

He also enjoined all ASUU members to wear the symbolic black arm bands or dress in black during the mourning period.

Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola is the only governor in the history of Nigeria who is against the use of sirens.



  1. Oshewa Mathews

    November 19, 2013 at 12:26 AM

    I support Asuu this issue of siren is becoming too frequent
    It’s a nuisance to the public

  2. Thomas Daisi

    November 19, 2013 at 12:48 AM

    It’s the most annoying thing about those public officials their show off attitude is terrible
    when they are in town, every body must know mtchewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

  3. bezo

    November 19, 2013 at 6:39 AM

    They should not just try and ban it for any reason, the ex asuu president was a moron, is this the first time a convoy car have killed, while havn’t they ban it all these while when they have been killing innocent people, now is now iyayi’s turn they now know they have to ban it, while didn’t he break down when he heard a convoy siren blowing, he wanted to proud stubborn and was still on speed, a stubborn fly follow a corpse to the grave. They should not try and ban it at all coz my dad have convoy that escort him everywhere

  4. Confidence John

    November 19, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Asuu shud leave polities and tink on how 2 bring bk d 9ja future leadas back 2 class. Wat has siren & convoy got 2 do wit d ongoing strike?

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