By Ifeoma Maduka
The student union government of the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo, Ebonyi state, has condemned the indifferent attitude of the state governor, Chief David Umahi, towards the ongoing national strike in universities and polytechnics.
The president, Comrade Njoku Francis Ogbonna, who doubles as the coordinator, National Joint Students Liberation Movement, made this claim in Ebonyi state.
The SUG president felt that Governor Umahi could have used his position as the chairman of South-East Governors Forum to canvass for quick resolution of the lingering industrial showdown by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) since November 4, 2018. He argued that the strike had kept students at home, turning them to political thugs and exposing them to varying degrees of criminality.
“It may be reasonable to think that his position may not probably determine the fate of the unending strike. But as a mouthpiece of all south east citizens, his position is sacrosanct and can go a long way in setting the pace for others to follow”, he said.
He further decried that the south east and, indeed, Ebonyi state, still had a very long way to go in her quest to achieve a reasonable height and stability in education.