ASUU Strike 2013 Update: Strike Continues As NEC Meeting Is Postponed Indefinitely Over Iyayi’s Death


News came in this afternoon that the Academic Staff Union of Universities has postponed indefinitely its National Executive Meeting over the death of its Ex-President Professor Festus Iyayi yesterday. This news was greeted with shock and disbelief by students in Nigeria.

Vanguard reports:

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU,  Wednesday suspended indefinitely its National Executive Council meeting over the sudden death of its former national President, Prof. Festus Iyayi who died in a fatal auto-crash along Lokoja – Abuja federal Highway Tuesday.

Prof. Festus Iyayi,66,  died after the vehicle he was travelling in had a head-on collision with a security vehicle attached on the convoy of Kogi State Governor, Captain Idris Ichala Wada at a  village near Lokoja .

Iyayi was on his way to Kano for the National Executive Council meeting.

National President, ASUU, Dr. Nasiru Fagge told reporters in Kano that “we are compelled to postponed this meeting in the light of the sudden death of one of our strongest pillar who died yesterday”

Dr. Nasiru Fagge said that “as you can see for yourself, we are mourning the departure of this great scholar and you would agree with me that in this circumstance we cannot look at issues objectively”.

Dr. Fagge described his late colleague as a ‘strong pillar of the union’, stressing that “this is great loss to the entire country”.

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  1. eze November 13, 2013 at 8:33 PM - Reply

    Million of student are sufferring bcos of one person’s gone is gone

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