The Federal Government has been advised by the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) not to penalise the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
The NGF contends that the Federal Government should settle the controversial issues in order to benefit Nigerian students.
After the forum meeting on Thursday, Kayode Fayemi, the chairman of the NGF and governor of the state of Ekiti, made this call in a speech in Abuja.
The NGF has also rejected the Federal Government’s proposal to privatise National Integrated Power Plants has been by in
The National Integrated Power Projects (NIPPS) mandates the integration of all the components that produce power into a unified entity (Value chain).
The plants are Omotosho Generation Company Ltd., Benin Generation Company Ltd., Calabar Generation Company Ltd., Geregu Generation Company Ltd., and Olorunsogo Generation Company Ltd.
Fayemi noted that the NGF rejected the government’s privatisation plan because all stakeholders were not involved in the matter.
He said: “We examined the issues relating to the proposed privatisation of the power project, and we took a decision that at this point, the NGF is opposed to the sale of any of the plants until appropriate steps have been taken that would take into consideration the interest of states that are also equity holders in those plants.
“We’ll continue to do whatever we can to ensure the resources of Nigeria stay with the Nigerian people and are not filtered away in a manner we can’t explain,” he added.
A multi-billion naira NGF complex in Maitama, Abuja, was officially opened during the NGF meeting by Yemi Osinbajo.