Wed, 08/14/2013 – 23:03 Written by
By OLUSEGUN ADEOSUN
Ganiyat Fawehinmi, wife of Gani Fawehinmi, the late human right activist has backed the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of University, ASUU, declaring, “it is very sad that the Goodluck Ebele Jonathan-led government believes that the best way to service the education industry is to deprive ASUU of its demands.”
Fawehinmi made the declaration at the 6th annual general convention of Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders, CACOL, in Ikeja, Lagos, on Wednesday. She asserted that the refusal of the federal government to keep its own part of the agreement entered with ASUU in 2009 shows “complete selfishness, heartlessness, and wickedness and total incompetence on the part of the government.”
Insisting that ASUU members are one of the most cheated groups of people in the country, Fawehinmi commended the union for being patient. “But having waited for four years for the agreement to be honored, their patience has worn out,” she stated.
In his address, Debo Adeniran, chairman, CACOL, frowned at the method of governance in Lagos State, describing the Babatunde Fashola-led administration as oppressive. The CACOL chairman, for instance, condemned the outrageous cost of executing some of the state’s projects.
The event also featured the public presentation of the work, ‘Lagos Open Parliament: True State of Lagos By Lagosians’, a book comprising series of activities based on information gathered through research from Lagos residents.