FG Withdraws Threat To Sack Lecturers
The federal government yesterday said it was
withdrawing the ultimatum given to striking
university lecturers to resume or be sacked
following appeals from well-meaning Nigerians
and substantial compliance with the directive
by some members of the Academic Staff Union
of Universities (ASUU).
The Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the
President on Public Affairs, Dr Doyin Okupe,
disclosed this to journalists in Abuja during a
press conference yesterday.
According to Okupe, the concern of the federal
government was how to resolve the six-month
old crisis in a peaceful manner in the overall
interest of all concerned.
He said, “Right now, the issue of ultimatum is
not a matter for discussion anymore. There has
been substantial compliance nationwide. If I
said you must return to work on the 9th and
70% of the people I was talking to have
returned to work, that is substantial
Okupe also showed journalists the letter…
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