ASUU Strike: Sultan Urges FG, ASUU To Give Dialogue A Chance


Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III has appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), to call off the lingering strike and embrace dialogue with the federal government.

The Sultan, who expressed sadness over the strike embarked upon by ASUU, lamented that students spend seven years in some universities and graduate without acquiring education.

He stressed the need for ASUU and the federal government to go back to the negotiating table, with a view to finding a lasting solution to the problem.

“We are now back to square one and we seem not to have a solution at hand to solve the problem. As fathers, we will continue to plead. So, I am pleading with ASUU to call off the strike and for the federal government to be given a chance to fulfil its obligation.

“I believe ASUU and the federal government should give dialogue a chance. We must find a common ground. Negotiation is a give and take and people should negotiate based on mutual respect.

“I don’t believe in strike action because students suffer in the end. We want to see education move to greater heights in this country. So, this should be an issue of give and take and what ASUU will give should be what the federal government will be able to afford. So, I call on ASUU to suspend the strike action, resume talks and go back to the negotiating table so that we can make progress,” he advised.


  1. With due respect our royal father, the Sultan of Sokoto. I think you are not fair to ASUU. What you should do is to advise the Federal Government to begin to implement the 2009 agreement it signed with ASUU. You, I and ASUU want to see education move to greater heights in this country. But the way the politicians are going about it does not reflect this. Because they have used public fund stolen from us to send their children abroad and even to smaller places like Ghana, they do not care what happens to the majority of Nigerians and their children. What the federal government will be able to afford is not the issue. they pay huge salaries and allowances to themselves and waste money on irrelevances selfishly. such funds can be used wisely for education. Minister of Finance is compromising on irrelevant political expenditure while she knows the correct thing to do. So please sir, help us to tell Jonathan to be bold and curtail the greed and huge appetite for frivolous selfish spending from his legislators (Senators and Members of HOUSE OF rEPS)) so he can have enough for education. Thank you.

  2. father. The suntal of sokoto. Actually you spoke the truth these our leaders do not want nigerian to deplop they dont care to do something that could useful to us .

  3. This is the talk of a sycophant and hypocrite who is also enjoying the proceeds of a sick nigerian system.useless boko haram sympathizer! Mtcheew!!

    • even if you do not agree with some of his utterances must you result to this cheap black mail? it shows the type of brain you have. Nonsense.
      However, pls, those that have a say in this country should urge the FG to fulfil its obligation instead of saying ASUU should suspend its strike. What type of negotiation do u need again?

  4. Aye,our father in sokoto,in due respect to you.A proverb says:every truth has two sides and it’s as well to look @ both before we commit ourselves to either.asuu embarked on a sit-down not simply ’cause they find it as a penchant to do but the fact that they askin’ for their long-awaitin’ demand which is deemed right,thus,affects students on the,what i shud have liked u to say our king is to egg on the four arms of gov’t and the president to practise what they preach and be down-to-earth towards satisfyin’ Asuu demand and revivify hope in studnts @ homes for goin’ back to school with nomore procrastination by FG to Asuu demand.Tanx Sir.

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