‘I’m yet to recover from Iyayi’s death’



‘I’m yet to recover from Iyayi’s death’Dr Karo Ogbinaka, the chairman of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has said he has not recovered from the shock of Prof. Festus Iyayi’s death.

Iyayi, a former president of ASUU, died on November 12 in an accident near Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, on his way to Kano to attend a National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the union.

The meeting was expected to deliberate on the way forward for the four-month old strike of the union, after the Federal Government made a fresh offer.

333Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, Ogbinaka said: “I still cannot believe that Iyayi is dead because I was at the scene of the accident where it happened.

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“I witnessed the gory scene with blood stains all over the place as I can still remember struggling to assist our dear colleagues; believe me, it was too painful to see Iyayi die the way he did.

“There was confusion in Kano and at the scene of the accident. Indeed it was a terrible and shocking sight to behold; we are indeed, deep in grief.”

The union leader said the NEC suspended the Kano meeting to honour Prof Iyayi.

According to him, the NEC members have been meeting with the family of the deceased to give him a befitting burial.

He said: “We think we should give the NEC some time to get over the entire arrangements and then have some time to put themselves together before they start considering reconvening the postponed meeting.”

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Ogbinaka said it was only when the ASUU national executives were fully settled that they would assemble state executives for a decision on the protracted strike.







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  1. Babajide Samuel Agbelusi
    Babajide Samuel Agbelusi   November 19, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    They said ţ๏ Bε̲̣̣̣̥ fighting for student,but i fink students and parents has appealed ţ๏ them several times but they refused****After 13 hours marathon meeting wif d president,and almost all d institution voted for d strike ţ๏ Bε̲̣̣̣̥ called off,why useless Nec meetings @ far away place,wen d result was already knwn?Majourity carries d vote****or wen ya’adua died,who mourn him for jux two days? D̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ re mourning d dead for 7days nd putting d future Ơ̴̴̴̴͡ƒ leaders Ơ̴̴̴̴͡ƒ tommorow i̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ ã boundage******lets Bε̲̣̣̣̥ realistic,no president has ever Bε̲̣̣̣̥ so calm wif dem like d current one,imagine ã president alone wif Asuu member i̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ ã meeting?it has nver happened b4?or ɨȿ jonathan d cause Ơ̴̴̴̴͡ƒ d decay i̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ education sector?it has started since***Dey should not capitalise ø̲̣̣̥ŋ d gentility Ơ̴̴̴̴͡ƒ d govt towards dem and misbehave***in ã nutshell,Asuu re nothing but group Ơ̴̴̴̴͡ƒ corrupt nd greedy intellectual using d decay i̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ educational sector ţ๏ enrich their pocket***they never feel for d masses****ok,as Mr issa faggie where his kids are schooling!Let dem stop dis madnes b4 d student start makin it hard wif dem****let d family Ơ̴̴̴̴͡ƒ festus iyayi bury him,or ɨȿ iyayi name Asuu?or re D̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ related wif him?A lot Ơ̴̴̴̴͡ƒ student also died during d strike****Iyayi no get two head****Shikena#

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