Vice President Kashim Shettima has called for an end to the use of strikes as a means of expressing grievances against the government.
He was speaking when he represented the visitor, President Bola Tinubu, at the 24th combined convocation of the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID, Borno State.
“It is no longer fashionable to insist on confrontation as a tool for demanding improved welfare conditions for your members,” he said on Saturday.
“Incessant strikes are very detrimental to the system and so the option for dialogue must remain paramount in resolving any issue or crisis.”
According to him, the Federal Government is always ready to dialogue with unions in the country to resolve labour issues.
The vice president also called for collaborative efforts in funding the nation’s education system, saying the government alone cannot do it.
Shettima, along with three eminent Nigerians, was awarded an honorary doctorate degree by the university which is holding its first convocation since the 2018/2019 academic session.
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