The Muslim Media Watch Group of Nigeria has called on the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities to change ground to pave way for an amicable resolution of the ongoing strike.
The Executive Director of MMWG, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi, in a statement in Ilorin, Kwara State, on Tuesday, stressed the need for the parties involved in the crisis to change ground in view of the incalculable damage the ongoing strike by ASUU has done to the university education system.
He said the strike has also affected the businesses of some Nigerians.
Abdullahi said the tough stance of ASUU and the federal government could not improve the situation.
He appealed to ASUU leadership to show more patriotism and call off the strike as the government has accepted the new payment platform.
He said further negotiations for better pay and fulfillment of other parts of the 2009 agreement could continue after ASUU called off the strike.
Abdullahi also called on the federal government to abandon the “no work, no pay” policy in this ASUU strike, pointing out that the issue is now sensitive and cannot be resolved by taking a tough stance.
He pointed out that the ASUU strike was causing economic hardship to some Nigerians and undoing the educational gains already made.