By; MATTHEW UKACHUNWA, Lagos
Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Lagos State Council has expressed worries over incessant strikes by Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
It lamented that the industrial strike action has crippled university education system in Nigeria.
NUJ said that the strike has continued because government reneged on agreement it had with lecturers.
“If the Federal Government had implemented the agreement it reached with the lecturers timely, the lecturers would have discontinued the ongoing strike which had entered three months,” the union of journalists said.
It urged the government to implement the agreement in the interest of the students and the nation.
The body of journalists condemned the killing of Deborah, a student of Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto State, which happened the previous week.
The Union urged federal government to fish out the perpetrators of the dastard act.
It sent condolences to the parents of Deborah and demanded that those who perpetrated the heinous crime must be brought to book.
Disturbed by incessant kidnapping in the country, the Union advised the Federal Government to beef up security apparatus across the nation.
On the appalling state of federal roads, particularly Ilesha-Ibadan Expressway, the Union expressed sadness over the poor state of roads that belong to the Federal Government.
“Ilesha-Ibadan Expressway is a death trap,” the Union emphasized, noting that the road has claimed several lives.
NUJ Lagos expressed the view in a communique issued at the end of its May 2022 congress.
It urged the Federal Government to urgently repair the Ilesha-Ibadan Expressway and other roads that are in bad shape all over the country.