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Senator Hope Uzodinma who is the Imo State Governor has made a passionate appeal to the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), to allow the tertiary students go back to school.
The Governor had also made the appeal when he received some of the audience members of the Governing Council of the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), who had paid a working visit to him at the Government House Owerri.
Governor Uzodimma, who had appealed specifically to the FUTO branch of ASUU to “allow students studying in the university to go back to school” urged all parties in the ASUU/FG saga to try sheathe their sword and allow the sleeping dog lie.
What the leaders of Nigeria owe our future generation is to ensure that they are given the opportunity to acquire knowledge and be better citizens in future.”
While acknowledging that education is an expensive project to acquire, Uzodinma said “when the foundation is laid and infrastructure like that of FUTO is put on ground as a platform, it is the civic responsibility of the leaders to support the institution to maximize their objective.”
He had also expressed delight at receiving the Governing Council of FUTO who had been led by the Pro-Chancellor and the Chairman of the Governing Council Senator, Jack Tilley-Gyado.
The Governor said that “education is the key ingredient for national development, so it is the responsibility of leaders in the country to resolve issues and controversies that tend to impede the academic progress of her youths.”
On the controversies surrounding land allocation in FUTO, the governor had also noted that he has gone the extra mile to investigate the problems and related matters, noting that he believes the problems can be resolved amicably.