PFN Warns FG, ASUU Not To Destroy University System

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The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, has expressed worries over the prolonged strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, and has therefore urged the Federal Government to hasten peace moves in the interest of Nigerian students.

In a statement, yesterday, by its National President, Rev. Felix Omobude, in Benin City, Edo State, PFN acknowledged the alleged failure of the Federal Government to honour the agreement reached with ASUU in 2009, and appealed to both parties to find an urgent solution to the problem so as not to destroy the university system.

“While PFN salutes the spartan courage of the leadership of ASUU for its positive position on the urgent need to revamp and reposition the education sector, PFN is of the strong view that the need has arisen to bring into sharp focus, the crushing brunt the country is now being made to bear for the continued closure of the universities.

“PFN appeals to ASUU not to throw away the baby with its bath water but should return to class as soon as possible in the interest of parents, students and indeed, the country,” Omobude said.

The group also urged the Federal Government to treasure the integrity that goes with honouring agreements by implementing the said ‘2009 agreement’ with ASUU with candour and greater commitment as that will reposition and service the education sector on continuous basis, instead of waiting to be stampeded into action by strikes.

PFN called on “the three tiers of government to urgently address the issues of insecurity and unemployment currently posing serious threat to millions of Nigerians. We urge government at all levels to, as a matter of urgency, address the issue of unemployment in the country with particular emphasis on youth restiveness.”

9 COMMENTS

  1. Let FG do something to restore the educational decadence of this country for the sake of our tomorrow and if ASUU knows that they will go for strike again please let them strike now or never for as long as FG will do something I can’t wait to be a graduate

  2. Why is PFN warning ASUU? Is ASUU the government that is starving the universities of funds? SHAME ON YOU PFN AND YOUR POLITICAL COHORTS

  3. “In a statement, yesterday, by its National President, Rev. Felix Omobude, in Benin City, Edo State, PFN acknowledged the alleged failure of the Federal Government to honour the agreement reached with ASUU in 2009, and appealed to both parties to find an urgent solution to the problem so as not to destroy the university system”.
    Since PFN is aware of the Federal Government’s agreement to ASUU, PFN should call a spade a spade and advise the FG to fulfill their promise immediately and stop killing the country and our education system. PFN your voice is very important in this issue.

  4. “PFN appeals to ASUU not to throw away the baby with its bath water but should return to class as soon as possible in the interest of parents, students and indeed, the country,” Omobude said”.
    Why is PFN apealing to ASUU now. Am disappointed in men that call themselves men of God that supposed to address issue instead they are romancing with the FG for political post. Shame and woe unto them that fail to say the truth.

  5. “PFN appeals to ASUU not to throw away the baby with its bath water but should return to class as soon as possible in the interest of parents, students and indeed, the country,” Omobude said”.
    Why is PFN apealing to ASUU now. Am disappointed in men that call themselves men of God that supposed to address issue instead they are romancing with the FG for political post. Shame and woe unto them that fail to say the truth.

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