Why ASUU shunned na­tional con­fer­ence - Fagge

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Nu­rudeen Oye­wole, La­gos

Na­tional Pres­i­dent of the Aca­demic Staff Union of Uni­ver­si­ties (ASSU) Dr. Nasir Fagge has said that the union re­fused to par­tic­i­pate in the on-go­ing na­tional con­fer­ence be­cause it be­lieves that it is a di­ver­sion from the many chal­lenges fac­ing the coun­try.

Fagge, who was one of the dis­cus­sants at the first African Sol­i­dar­ity Day with Cuba with the theme: Strug­gle against im­pe­ri­al­ism: the Cuban Ex­pe­ri­ence and the Lessons to People’s Move­ment in Afrıca, in La­gos, said ASUU can­not be part of the “di­ver­sion”.

“Na­tional con­fer­ence is just a di­ver­sion from the se­ries of chal­lenges Nigeria is fac­ing and that is why ASUU is not part of it,” Fagge said.

On the is­sue of in­se­cu­rity, Fagge said he be­lieves that orig­i­nal Boko Haram in­sur­gents have been dealt with and that what the na­tion is cur­rently wit­ness­ing are crises in­sti­gated by “im­pe­ri­al­ist col­lec­tives” to en­sure that Nige­ri­ans do not come out for 2015 elec­tions.

“But we must re­sist them. We must en­sure that their wishes are not fos­tered on us. For us in ASUU, we are ready to par­take in any strug­gle that will make Nigeria bet­ter than it is to­day,” Fagge said.

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