Thursday, November 14, 2013
ASUU postpone meeting, strike continue
According to The Guardian Nigeria, ASUU President, Dr. Nasir Fagge, told journalists that the meeting had been suspended due to the death of Iyayi on his way to the NEC meeting.
“As you can see, everyone here is not in the right frame of mind. I may not be able to tell you anything on the next line of action. Whether the meeting would still hold or not, we have not decided. It is a great loss to us,” he said.
Some students who were eager to see the end of the strike were at the venue of the meeting.
While describing the death of the former ASUU President as a great loss to the academic community, a student, named Sani Yusuf Daho, regretted that it happened when the professor was needed the most in the struggle to salvage university education from total collapse.
“We are aware of the role he played in this face-off between ASUU and the Federal Government. He died when his struggle was about to produce fruits. As students of higher education in this country, we will continue to mourn him for what he fought and stood for,” Daho maintained.
Another student, Musa Aminu, expressed fear over the suspension of the NEC meeting. “Honestly, I am sad. The suspension may affect the quick action of ASUU again. You can imagine we have waited too long at home,” he said.