The Joint Action Front (JAF) has expressed its desire to join forces with striking university lecturers over the government’s unwillingness to honor the agreement it reached with their union.
In a statement today, JAF condemned the resort to threat by
the Minister of Education to the lecturers in place of honouring the agreements between them.
According to the statement, signed by secretary of the front, Comrade Abiodun Aremu, the FG's threat only confirms the fear of the university teachers that the government may not honor the agreements if it is not made to sign an MOU.
The body also condemned choosing December 4 as the deadline, even though the agreements reached with the lecturers have not been met.
The movement noted that the date was the same as the one elected for the commencement of the burial rites for Late Professor Festus Iyayi.
The professor tragically died in the auto crash involving the convoy of Kogi State Governor, Idris Wada, while on his own way to a NEC meeting to find solutions to the university education crisis.
JAF placed on record that the struggle to Save Public Education by ASUU and its members will outlive the Jonathan Presidency and the “class of exploiters in Nigeria”.