The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP House of Reps candidate for Ekiti Central Federal Constituency, Lere Olayinka, has written a letter to the Academic Staff Union of University, ASUU begging the union to suspend the six-month-old strike.
His letter followed claims by the Minister of State for labour and productivity , Festus Keyamo as the Federal Government lacks the fund to meet the demands of ASUU.
He also didn’t address Keyamo as SAN claiming he didn’t deserve it saying SANship is about having sense . He therefore begged ASUU on a bended knee pleading for them to call of the strike as a parent too as the government has taken a full semester .
He went further saying that the President isn’t concerned about the industrial ongoing strike giving optimism that the next administration will be better.
The letter reads, “Dear ASUU, “I am on my bended knees this morning, pleading as a parent that this strike in our universities should end.“My plea is premised on the confession of the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo (I won’t address him as a SAN because a SANship is about having sense), that the Buhari’s APC govt of 53 thieves does not have lost every sense of responsibility to end the strike.
“Therefore, it has now become the duty of Nigerians to beg ASUU to end the strike.“Consequently, In the name of God, I am on my knees begging ASUU to call off the strike so that our children can return to school.“This is not to say that I do not appreciate the demands of ASUU, but I am sure that when we have a govt in the country, the demands will be addressed.