The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Mathew Kukah, said yesterday it was unacceptable that Nigerian universities were still closed after so many months.
Bishop Kukah who stated this at the signing of a peace accord ahead of the Osun State gubernatorial election, asserted that the prolonged strike does not speak well of the democracy the nation professes to be practising.
This is unacceptable especially as these things are happening in a democracy,” Kukah insisted.
It was quite sad that the strike had lasted this long, particularly because democracy had always given the people a platform for negotiation, consensus and several other means for solving such issues as existed between the government and the authorities of the various universities.
We need to understand that it is impossible for our democracy to grow without the universities giving opportunities for analysis, theories and academic energy.
The bishop asserted that the most important thing for political actors at this moment, is to take their responsibilities sufficiently serious.