The Emir of Gwandu and Chairman Kebbi State Council of Chiefs, Alhaji Illiyasu Bashar, has called on the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) to call off its strike action.
He said strike would not be the answer.
He stated this Thursday when the president of ASUP paid him a “save our soul” visit at the Abdullahin Gwandu palace, Birnin Kebbi.
He said it is unfortunate that Nigerians termed strike action as the only way to channel their grievances to authorities.
He described it as gross indiscipline and action capable of causing disruption of peaceful coexistence of citizens.
He said: “As human beings, we must have problems and we must solve the problems ourselves. We don’t expect somebody from heaven to come down and correct our mistakes”
The emir further advice the union members to sue for peace and tranquility for the sake of the children entrusted to them. He urged them to think of withdrawing the industrial action and return to work.
“Go and sit down with authorities concerned to understand yourselves so that the students would go back to classes. Frankly speaking, the money is not there like before,” he said.
Earlier, the president of, Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Mr. Anderson U.Uzeibe, said they were in the place to seek the emir’s intervention for the federal government to pay the backlog of salaries and other entitlements.