Barr Leslie calls for end to ASUU strike, says FG needs to give education the best
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Barr Leslie calls for end to ASUU strike, says FG needs to give education the best


By Ik Osamede Media Staff

Barr Leslie Ebhotemhen C.O.N has lent his voice to the call for the end of the prolonged ASUU strike which is now in his 7th month. The lawyer made this known when his legal knowledge was sought in a radio program aired by Radio Nigeria.

Recall that the National Industrial Court ordered the Union to call of the strike.

Reacting, Barr Leslie said the Federal Government needs to put the interest of the Union in mind. He also called for a swift end to the strike for the sake of students who have been out of classes.

According to him, "The judgement is a betrayal of equity and shows the Government cannot handle crisis. If you want to come to equity you'll have to come with clean hands. The Federal Government were supposed to have given a first instance of a clean slate by obeying court orders."

"They did otherwise and now students are being forced to go back to school through this interlocutory injunction by the Lordship who invoked section 18 of Trade Dispute Act to order an end to strike when national interest is at stake. But we have to recall that there's an agreement that hasn't been met."

He added that "ASUU needs to look inwards since it has become problematic for the Government to handle the crisis, go for a renegotiation so students can go back to the classroom. The time wasted is too much to bear."

He concluded by saying, "The FG needs to give education its best with the agreement in mind and attend to the needs of our lecturers."

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