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Sunday, 17 November 2013

ASUU UPDATE: END STRIKE NOW TO HONOUR PROF IYAYI

Lagos State House of Assembly has appealed to the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to consider putting immediate end to the over four-month old strike to honour Professor Festus Iyayi, who died in a ghastly motor accident on the Lokoja-Abuja road on Tuesday.

Iyayi, who was a former president of ASUU, was on his way to Kano with other eggheads to attend the enlarged National Executive Committee meeting of the union when the convoy of the Kogi State governor, Captain Idris Wada (retd), rammed into the vehicle he was travelling in.

He died instantly while others sustained various degree of injuries and are currently receiving treatments in the hospital. Chairman, Committee on Information, Strategy, Security and Publicity, Honourable Segun Olulade, made the position of the assembly known in a statement issued on Thursday, saying that "since Iyayi was on a mission for a peaceful resolution to end the strike, the union should consider ending the strike in honour of their late comrade.

"The nation is currently undergoing too much travails under the present Federal Government as a result of neglect on basic infrastructure such as road that claimed the life of such a literary icon," the assembly said, declaring that the Okene-Lokoja road was a death trap that had claimed thousands of  Nigerians before the ugly incident.

The house of assembly people come still warn all beg gvernors,politicans and people wey dey drive follow them say make them dey take am easy o. Say make them remember say no be them get road and make them try be like Governor Fashola wey dey take life easy.
The house of assembly people talk say this one wey this Prof die like this, say make lecturers no go over vex cos say nah naija students go suffer am.

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