The President of the Students Union Government (SUG) of the Delta State University, Abraka, Comrade Joshua Agbaroli has called on the Academic Union of Universities (ASUU) to call of strike in the interest of education in the country.
The SUG President said it was important to call off the over five months old strike because, the Federal Government has shown commitment towards meeting with the demands of ASUU, adding that it was sad that the strike was allowed to get to this stage.
According to him, “based on the resolutions of the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and the Governing Council of the Delta State University and also considering the fact that the Federal Government has deposited the N200 billion for infrastructural developments in the Universities and N45 billion earned allowances with the Central Bank of Nigeria, I am of the opinion that ASUU should call off the protracted strike to enable students return to campus”
He observed that the strike action has brought untold hardship on the students and parents and crippled both academic and economic activities in the University communities.
Comrade Agbaroli urged students to return to school especially in the Delta State University, stating that the lecturers in the University should also, resume their statutory roles as the Delta State government is not lacking in ensuring that their emoluments are paid.
The SUG President thanked Governor Uduaghan for his administration’s commitment towards uplifting the standards of education in the state, noting that the Governor has not only assisted the school community but has also, assisted students to meet with good education standards.