ASUU Strike Latest News: 2 Million Parents Threaten Hunger Strike

December 6, 2013 Updated: November 9, 2015

The ASUU strike continues, and the latest news is that two million parents have threatened a hunger strike if the ASUU strike doesn’t end.

These are parents of university students under the National Association of Parents Teachers Association, the Nigerian Tribune reported. They’re sick of the strike and want it to end.

Pastor Julius Olaribigbe, chairman of the association, said that the strike is emberassing to the nation of Nigeria.

“Over two million parents across the 36 states of the Federal Republic of Nigeria will embark on a national hunger strike if this situation should continue,” he said.

Olaribigbe added that the federal government should quickly meet the demands of the union, though the presidency has claimed that it has already met the demands and it is the union which is at fault.

“When two elephants fight, the grasses will definitely suffer,” he said. “This time round, it is the parents that are suffering. We are left with no other option than to appeal to the two parties to see reasons why the strike should end. But if the strike persists, we shall embark on hunger strike.”

His comments come after Bobboi Kaigama, the president of the Trade Union Congress,said that the strike will be called off before the new December 9 deadline laid down by the federal government. 

 

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