Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma has pleaded with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), to allow students to return back to school. He said all hands must be on deck, so as to achieve this laudable objective.
The governor made this appeal during an audience with members of the Governing Council of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) at Government House, Owerri.
Governor Uzodinma pleaded specifically with the FUTO branch of ASUU to allow students studying in the university to go back to school and urged all parties in the ASUU/Federal Government saga to sheathe their swords and allow normalcy to return to the institutions.
He said, “Education is the key ingredient for national development, so it is the responsibility of leaders in the country to resolve issues and controversies that tend to impede the academic progress of her youths.
“What the leaders of Nigeria owe our future generation is to ensure that they are given the opportunity to acquire knowledge and be better citizens in the future.”
The governor who acknowledged that education is an expensive project to acquire said that “when the foundation is laid and infrastructure like that of FUTO is put on the ground as a platform, it is the civic responsibility of the leaders to support the institution to maximize their potentials.”
On the controversies surrounding land allocation in FUTO, the governor noted that the administration has gone the extra mile to investigate the problems and related matters, noting that the problems could be resolved amicably.