As Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state received state leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), who were at the Government House, Tuesday, protesting in solidarity with the cause of the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), he lamented that the crisis must be resolved to save the system.
“This crisis must be resolved to help save the system. We don’t want the system to collapse in this country at all,” he said.
He assured that the striking University lecturers are in the strike action “… to save the system from collapsing.”
A statement by Abba Anwar, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor quoted him saying while lamenting the plight of students across the country, for being idle all this while, he reveals that “Myself and my colleagues from all the 36 states, irrespective of our party differences are concerned about the prolonged strike action and we will put our heads together to bring an end to the crisis.”
The Chairman of the Kano Branch of NLC, Comrade Kabiru Ado Minjibir commended governor Ganduje for not joining others in no work no pay resolution against university lecturers.
“We appreciate the state government under your able leadership, the people’s governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje for your magnanimous approach in not stopping the salary of the teachers of two state universities. This shows you are an education-friendly governor,” Comrade Minjibir appreciated.
Others in the peaceful protest, were ASUU members, students’ bodies, civil society groups, youth organizations, and human rights activists, among others.