- The governor of Rivers State Nyesome Wike has finally shared his opinion on the ongoing strike.
- The governor blamed the government for the prolonged strike while urging ASUU to reconsider their demands.
The Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, has spoken on the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU). Wike, who was also the former minister of state for education, described the strike as the consequence of electing leaders not committed to solving problems Channels Television reported.
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The governor agreed that some leading problems accumulated to the strike but noted that proper negotiation should have solved the dispute between ASUU and the government.
He, however, urged ASUU to reconsider some of the demands the union is making, stating that no administration will pay out such a huge amount of money that the academics are demanding at once, naming the present economic realities as strong factors.
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