Lagos Assembly urges ASUU to end strike in honour of Iyayi


adeyemi_Ikufiriji_lagos_speakerThe Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday  appealed  to public university lecturers to end their strike in honour of their late colleague, Dr Festus Iyayi.

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The House made the appeal in a statement it  issued in Lagos.

The statement was signed by the Chairman of the House Committee on Information, Strategy, Security and Publicity, Mr Segun Olulade.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Iyayi, a former President of the  Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), died on Wednesday in a road accident on the Okene-Lokoja Road.

He was on his way to Kano for a National Executive Council meeting of ASUU scheduled for Thursday

ASUU has postponed the meeting due to the tragic event.

“Since Iyayi was on a mission to end the strike, the union should consider ending the strike in honour of the late comrade,” the House said.

It appealed to drivers to avoid recklessness to reduce road accidents, regretting that accidents on the Okene-Lokoja Road had claimed many lives.

The legislature expressed sympathy with the deceased’s family and the academic community.

NAN reports that ASUU embarked on an indefinite strike on July 1 to protest Federal Government’s non-implementation of an agreement it entered into with the union in 2009. (NAN)

Babatunde Akinsola
Babatunde Akinsola
Babatunde Akinsola is aNaija247news' Southwest editor. He's based in Lagos and writes on the Yoruba Nation political issues, news and investigative reports

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