Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to negotiate with the government and suspend its strike action.
Atiku said this while speaking during his 70th birthday celebration in Yola on Thursday.
He expressed concern over the students who would be out of school, stating that the decision to shelve the strike will be in their favour.
He said, “My call to ASUU is for the sake of the education of our children, I call on them to suspend their strike action and continue negotiations because I believe at the end of the day an amicable resolution of the issues in contention would be reached. The most important thing is to think of the children not going to school.”
Atiku reiterated his stance on terrorist group, Book Haram, stating that it wouldn’t have existed if he was President.