By Abdulwaheed Olayinka Adubi, Kaduna
Following the prolonged Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU’s) strike, the Ahmadu Bello University Alumni Association has started engaging members of the Ahmadu Bello University Branch of ASUU towards finding a lasting solution to end the strike action.
The National President of the ABU Alumni Association, Alhaji Ibrahim Sani Khalil, disclosed this during a press conference on Saturday in Kaduna in preparation of the Association’s Annual General Meeting slated for next week.
Khalil noted that members of the alumni were disturbed over the lingering crisis between the union and the university.
He further explained that the ASUU’s seven months’ strike had impeded the running of universities in the country with the inclusion of ABU.
“Sincerely speaking we are not happy with that. Our children have stayed at home for a long time.
“I think they have to go back. On our part, as stakeholders, we are not happy. We have started to engage the ASUU branch in peace talks. We have reached an appreciable understanding with them. They have seen reason.” Khalil explained.
The President noted that Ahmadu Bello University has been at the forefront of human capital development in this country, noting, “by and large the university has continued to produce outstanding graduates that are excelling not only in Nigeria but over the world.”