The youths wing of the All Progressive Congress has resolved to meet with all the stakeholders in the ongoing face off between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
University students have been home since February this year over disagreements between their teachers and the government over funding of tertiary education and other allied issues.
After a meeting held in Abuja on Friday, the meeting which was convened by the National Youth Leader of the party, Dayo Israel, resolved to meet ASUU and the government with a view to ending the disagreement.
Israel, while speaking after the meeting with all youths leaders across the states, said the wing of the party cannot afford to sit and watch as millions of students are out of school for months.
He said this goes straight to the heart of the future of the youths.
“We have heartbreaks over the fact that young people are still are home,” Israel said
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“We are going to agree to sit with the Ministry of Labour and sit with the Minister of Education and meet with ASUU.
We cannot fold our arms,” he said
He said the party will not have the courage to campaign to young Nigerians if majority of them who are supposed to have completed their education are home hopeless.
“We will not have the courage to campaign to our youths who are at home because of the strike so the least we can do is to sit with the stakeholders to understand the issues and perhaps plead with them as youths to find a middle ground and make compromises,” he said