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  •  Enugu based Progressive Students Movement PSM has urged the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU to be responsible in its negotiations to resolve the ongoing strike and consider suffering of Nigerian students The PSM also urged the Federal Government to withdraw its law suit against ASUU at the Industrial Court as this will further waste the already wasted time of Nigerian students The President of PSM Mr Bestman Okereafor disclosed this in a statement made available to News Agency of Nigeria in Enugu on Sunday Okereafor noted that it was regrettable that the strike had been allowed to linger beyond seven months The PSM boss while appealing for a compromise between both parties enumerated the recent losses caused by the lingering strike It is regrettable that actions of both parties have led to shutting down of universities for seven months over the continuous strike which has obviously drastically affected the academic calendars The continuous strike has also deprived university students from joining their polytechnic counterparts in mobilising and partaking in National Youth Service Corps NYSC Information at our disposal reveals a UNIBEN staff committed suicide few weeks ago he said He appealed to well meaning Nigerians especially prominent leaders and respected traditional rulers to prevail on both parties to shift grounds and find a middle ground for an amicable agreement He noted that Nigerian students had remained at the receiving end of each academic strike NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Strike: Group urges ASUU to be responsible in its negotiations
     Enugu based Progressive Students Movement PSM has urged the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU to be responsible in its negotiations to resolve the ongoing strike and consider suffering of Nigerian students The PSM also urged the Federal Government to withdraw its law suit against ASUU at the Industrial Court as this will further waste the already wasted time of Nigerian students The President of PSM Mr Bestman Okereafor disclosed this in a statement made available to News Agency of Nigeria in Enugu on Sunday Okereafor noted that it was regrettable that the strike had been allowed to linger beyond seven months The PSM boss while appealing for a compromise between both parties enumerated the recent losses caused by the lingering strike It is regrettable that actions of both parties have led to shutting down of universities for seven months over the continuous strike which has obviously drastically affected the academic calendars The continuous strike has also deprived university students from joining their polytechnic counterparts in mobilising and partaking in National Youth Service Corps NYSC Information at our disposal reveals a UNIBEN staff committed suicide few weeks ago he said He appealed to well meaning Nigerians especially prominent leaders and respected traditional rulers to prevail on both parties to shift grounds and find a middle ground for an amicable agreement He noted that Nigerian students had remained at the receiving end of each academic strike NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Strike: Group urges ASUU to be responsible in its negotiations
    Education2 months ago

    Strike: Group urges ASUU to be responsible in its negotiations

    Enugu-based Progressive Students Movement (PSM) has urged the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to be responsible in its negotiations to resolve the ongoing strike and consider suffering of Nigerian students.The PSM also urged the Federal Government to withdraw its law suit against ASUU at the Industrial Court “as this will further waste the already wasted time of Nigerian students”.The President of PSM, Mr Bestman Okereafor, disclosed this in a statement made available to News Agency of Nigeria in Enugu on Sunday.Okereafor noted that it was regrettable that the strike had been allowed to linger beyond seven months.The PSM boss, while appealing for a compromise between both parties, enumerated the recent losses caused by the lingering strike.“It is regrettable that actions of both parties have led to shutting down of universities for seven months over the continuous strike which has obviously drastically affected the academic calendars.“The continuous strike has also deprived university students from joining their polytechnic counterparts in mobilising and partaking in National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).“ Information at our disposal reveals a UNIBEN staff committed suicide few weeks ago,” he said.He appealed to well meaning Nigerians, especially prominent leaders and respected traditional rulers, to prevail on both parties to shift grounds and find a middle ground for an amicable agreement.He noted that Nigerian students had remained at the receiving end of each academic strike.NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Progressive Students Movement PSM pan African students movement has urged the National Assembly NASS to consider passing a bill barring public officials and their children from studying and receiving medicare abroad The President of PSM Mr Bestman Okereafor in a statement in Enugu on Wednesday said that following the continuous ASUU strike as well as decay in the education and health sectors there was a need for urgent reform According to Okereafor NASS should pass a bill to prohibit and stop public office holders and their children from studying and receiving medical treatment abroad for attention to be paid to the sectors It is disheartening that Nigerian universities have been shut for over five months as a result of the continuous ASUU strike It is however disappointing and a complete mockery of Nigerians seeing on the media public office holders and their children studying and graduating in UK USA Canada among other countries with the same celebration in the media he said Okereafor urged the Federal Government to consider an immediate end to the ASUU strike adding that PSM was persuading ASUU and other striking unions to consider returning to the negotiation table He noted that many public university students who were supposed to be mobilised for their National Youth Service Corps had their mobilisation truncated by the continuous strike We commend Nigeria Labour Congress NLC for coming out in solidarity with students as parents even though it was long overdue We have no doubt their solidarity will go a long way in further compelling the government on the need to do the needful without further delay he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Group urges NASS to consider bill barring public officials, children from studying abroad
     The Progressive Students Movement PSM pan African students movement has urged the National Assembly NASS to consider passing a bill barring public officials and their children from studying and receiving medicare abroad The President of PSM Mr Bestman Okereafor in a statement in Enugu on Wednesday said that following the continuous ASUU strike as well as decay in the education and health sectors there was a need for urgent reform According to Okereafor NASS should pass a bill to prohibit and stop public office holders and their children from studying and receiving medical treatment abroad for attention to be paid to the sectors It is disheartening that Nigerian universities have been shut for over five months as a result of the continuous ASUU strike It is however disappointing and a complete mockery of Nigerians seeing on the media public office holders and their children studying and graduating in UK USA Canada among other countries with the same celebration in the media he said Okereafor urged the Federal Government to consider an immediate end to the ASUU strike adding that PSM was persuading ASUU and other striking unions to consider returning to the negotiation table He noted that many public university students who were supposed to be mobilised for their National Youth Service Corps had their mobilisation truncated by the continuous strike We commend Nigeria Labour Congress NLC for coming out in solidarity with students as parents even though it was long overdue We have no doubt their solidarity will go a long way in further compelling the government on the need to do the needful without further delay he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Group urges NASS to consider bill barring public officials, children from studying abroad
    Education4 months ago

    Group urges NASS to consider bill barring public officials, children from studying abroad

    The Progressive Students Movement (PSM), pan-African students movement, has urged the National Assembly (NASS) to consider passing a bill barring public officials and their children from studying and receiving medicare abroad.  

    The President of PSM, Mr Bestman Okereafor, in a statement in Enugu on Wednesday, said that following the continuous ASUU strike as well as decay in the education and health sectors, there was a need for urgent reform.  

    According to Okereafor, NASS should pass a bill to prohibit and stop public office holders and their children from studying and receiving medical treatment abroad for attention to be paid to the sectors.  

    “It is disheartening that Nigerian universities have been shut for over five months as a result of the continuous ASUU strike.  

    “It is, however, disappointing and a complete mockery of Nigerians seeing on the media public office holders and their children studying and graduating in UK, USA, Canada among other countries with the same celebration in the media,” he said.  

    Okereafor urged the Federal Government to consider an immediate end to the ASUU strike, adding that PSM was persuading ASUU and other striking unions to consider returning to the negotiation table.  

    He noted that many public university students, who were supposed to be mobilised for their National Youth Service Corps, had their mobilisation truncated by the continuous strike.  

    “We commend Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) for coming out in solidarity with students as parents even though it was long overdue.  

    “We have no doubt their solidarity will go a long way in further compelling the government on the need to do the needful without further delay,” he said.

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    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Progressive Students Movement PSM a pan African student movement has congratulated Sen Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP for a resounding victory at the just concluded Osun governorship poll The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that Adeleke was declared winner of the July 16 Osun Governorship Polls by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC early morning on Sunday Adeleke won in 17 out of 30 council areas of the state and had more than the required 25 per cent spread in each of the council areas in the state The President of the group Mr Bestman Okereafor gave the congratulatory message in a statement on Sunday in Enugu The attention of PSM has been drawn to the outcome of the Osun State gubernatorial election held on July 16 with Sen Ademola Adeleke declared as winner and governor elect We congratulate Adeleke for his well deserved victory We equally commend INEC for conducting a credible election in Osun State as a clear testimony that indeed votes now counts in Nigeria Okereafor said He noted that PSM considers the victory of Adeleke in defeating an incumbent governor as a wakeup call to underperforming first term state governors in different states of the federation According to him the recent development in Osun is a clear indication that come 2023 Nigerians will vote for individual personalities and not political parties It has been observed that many underperforming public office holders always hide under the leverage of their political parties and their popularity to seek re election he said The PSM leader also appealed to political office holders to ensure that the true dividends of democracy are felt by all and sundry for future purpose NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Group congratulates Adeleke, urges underperforming governors to be cautious
     The Progressive Students Movement PSM a pan African student movement has congratulated Sen Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP for a resounding victory at the just concluded Osun governorship poll The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that Adeleke was declared winner of the July 16 Osun Governorship Polls by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC early morning on Sunday Adeleke won in 17 out of 30 council areas of the state and had more than the required 25 per cent spread in each of the council areas in the state The President of the group Mr Bestman Okereafor gave the congratulatory message in a statement on Sunday in Enugu The attention of PSM has been drawn to the outcome of the Osun State gubernatorial election held on July 16 with Sen Ademola Adeleke declared as winner and governor elect We congratulate Adeleke for his well deserved victory We equally commend INEC for conducting a credible election in Osun State as a clear testimony that indeed votes now counts in Nigeria Okereafor said He noted that PSM considers the victory of Adeleke in defeating an incumbent governor as a wakeup call to underperforming first term state governors in different states of the federation According to him the recent development in Osun is a clear indication that come 2023 Nigerians will vote for individual personalities and not political parties It has been observed that many underperforming public office holders always hide under the leverage of their political parties and their popularity to seek re election he said The PSM leader also appealed to political office holders to ensure that the true dividends of democracy are felt by all and sundry for future purpose NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Group congratulates Adeleke, urges underperforming governors to be cautious
    General news4 months ago

    Group congratulates Adeleke, urges underperforming governors to be cautious

    The Progressive Students Movement (PSM), a pan-African student movement, has congratulated Sen.

    Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), for a resounding victory at the just-concluded Osun governorship poll.

    The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that Adeleke was declared winner of the July 16 Osun Governorship Polls by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) early morning on Sunday.

    Adeleke won in 17 out of 30 council areas of the state and had more than the required 25 per cent spread in each of the council areas in the state.

    The President of the group, Mr Bestman Okereafor, gave the congratulatory message in a statement on Sunday in Enugu.

    “The attention of PSM has been drawn to the outcome of the Osun State gubernatorial election held on July 16 with Sen.

    Ademola Adeleke declared as winner and governor-elect.

    “We congratulate Adeleke for his well deserved victory.

    “We equally commend INEC for conducting a credible election in Osun State as a clear testimony that indeed votes now counts in Nigeria,” Okereafor said.

    He noted that PSM considers the victory of Adeleke in defeating an incumbent governor as a wakeup call to underperforming first term state governors in different states of the federation.

    According to him, the recent development in Osun is a clear indication that come 2023 Nigerians will vote for individual personalities and not political parties.

    “It has been observed that many underperforming public office holders always hide under the leverage of their political parties and their popularity to seek re-election,” he said.

    The PSM leader also appealed to political office holders to ensure that “the true dividends of democracy are felt by all and sundry for future purpose.”

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Progressive Students Movement PSM a students movement on Tuesday urged well meaning Nigerians and elder statesmen to intervene in lingering Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU strike in public universities The National President of PSM Mr Bestman Okereafor made the call while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Enugu NAN recalls that ASUU on Monday May 9 extended its over two month old strike by yet another three months ASUU had embarked on a nationwide warning strike on Feb 14 2022 The industrial action was aimed at pressing home its demands which include revitalisation of public universities earned academic allowances and the deployment of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution for payment of university lecturers Okereafor said We consider the laissez faire attitude of the Federal Government towards the continued ASUU strike as a deliberate mockery of Nigerian students and the education sector As Progressives we have consulted persuaded consolidated on the continued ASUU strike which is doing more harm than good especially academically even as it affects the future of Nigerian students It will not be out of place for Nigerian student leaderships to proceed to the shutting down of both the APC and PDP national party secretariats in demand for their voice to be heard on the strike he said Okereafor said to avoid the consequences of planned students protest it was important that relevant stakeholders should prevail on government and the lecturers to end the strike immediately NAN
    Student group wants Nigerians intervene in strike
     The Progressive Students Movement PSM a students movement on Tuesday urged well meaning Nigerians and elder statesmen to intervene in lingering Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU strike in public universities The National President of PSM Mr Bestman Okereafor made the call while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Enugu NAN recalls that ASUU on Monday May 9 extended its over two month old strike by yet another three months ASUU had embarked on a nationwide warning strike on Feb 14 2022 The industrial action was aimed at pressing home its demands which include revitalisation of public universities earned academic allowances and the deployment of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution for payment of university lecturers Okereafor said We consider the laissez faire attitude of the Federal Government towards the continued ASUU strike as a deliberate mockery of Nigerian students and the education sector As Progressives we have consulted persuaded consolidated on the continued ASUU strike which is doing more harm than good especially academically even as it affects the future of Nigerian students It will not be out of place for Nigerian student leaderships to proceed to the shutting down of both the APC and PDP national party secretariats in demand for their voice to be heard on the strike he said Okereafor said to avoid the consequences of planned students protest it was important that relevant stakeholders should prevail on government and the lecturers to end the strike immediately NAN
    Student group wants Nigerians intervene in strike
    Education7 months ago

    Student group wants Nigerians intervene in strike

    The Progressive Students Movement (PSM), a students’ movement, on Tuesday urged well-meaning Nigerians and elder statesmen to intervene in lingering Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike in public universities.

    The National President of PSM, Mr Bestman Okereafor, made the call while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Enugu.

    NAN recalls that ASUU, on Monday, May 9, extended its over two-month old strike by yet another three months.

    ASUU had embarked on a nationwide warning strike on Feb. 14, 2022.

    The industrial action was aimed at pressing home its demands which include revitalisation of public universities, earned academic allowances and the deployment of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution for payment of university lecturers.

    Okereafor said: “We consider the laissez-faire attitude of the Federal Government towards the continued ASUU strike as a deliberate mockery of Nigerian students and the education sector.

    “As Progressives, we have consulted, persuaded, consolidated on the continued ASUU strike which is doing more harm than good, especially academically, even as it affects the future of Nigerian students.

    “It will not be out of place for Nigerian student leaderships to proceed to the shutting down of both the APC and PDP national party secretariats in demand for their voice to be heard on the strike”, he said.

    Okereafor said to avoid the consequences of planned students protest, it was important that relevant stakeholders should prevail on government and the lecturers to end the strike immediately.   (

    (NAN)

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