Bishop Mathew Kukah
Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Mathew Kukah has lamented about the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU which began on February 14.
The priest stated that it is unacceptable for Nigerian Universities to remain closed after so many months.
Speaking on Wednesday July 13, at the signing of a peace accord ahead of the Osun State gubernatorial election holding on July 16, Kukah said it is quite sad that the strike has lasted this long particularly because democracy has always given the people a platform for negotiation, consensus and several other means for solving such issues.
Stressing that Nigeria must realize that without the universities giving opportunities for academic energy, analysis, and theorizing; it is impossible for the nation’s democracy to grow, Kukah added that the most important thing for political actors at this moment is to take their responsibilities sufficiently serious.