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Settle dispute with ASUU, 170 Catholic Bishops urge FG

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No fewer than 170 Catholic Bishops in Nigeria have advised the Federal Government to “quickly and permanently” settle the row with the Academic Staff Union of Universities to restore sanity and tame the spate of strike in the system.

They also told the government to sustain talks with ASUU with a view to resolving the impasse.

The clerics under the aegis of Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria expressed these views in a communique issued in Abuja on Thursday at the end of their first plenary and signed by its outgoing President, Augustine Akubeze, and Secretary, Camillus Umoh.

The CBCN said that the recurring industrial dispute and unnecessary bickering between ASUU and the Federal Government were not serving the best interest of students and that of the nation.

The communique reads, “In our nation today, we observe that there is no functional, stable, qualitative and affordable educational system that should be the bedrock of development. Continue Reading

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