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Sad to see social distancing ignored at Abba Kyari’s burial

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The Anap Foundation COVID-19 Think Tank has lamented how social distancing was ignored at the burial of Abba Kyari, the late chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari.

The group, which was established to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, said such a lapse could jeopardise the efforts to curb the spread of the disease.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kyari, who died from COVID-19 complications, was buried in Abuja on Saturday.

At the Gudu cemetery where he was laid to rest, those in attendance could be seen close to on another with no social distancing evident.

In a statement on Saturday, Atedo Peterside and Abubakar Mohammed, chairman and vice-chairman of Anap Foundation COVID-19 Think Tank, expressed sadness at Kyari’s death.

They, however, added that it is important for the authorities to “lead by example” during the coronavirus pandemic.

”We noted with sadness and concern the fact that the strict rules of Social Distancing were flouted at his burial today,” the group said.

“This has serious implications for the good work that is being done by various agencies to keep our people safe.

“We call on the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 to note this and apply the laws across the board through leadership by example.

“Going forward, we appeal to the authorities to lead by example and help ensure that all and sundry obey the well thought out rules for burials and all other gatherings at this time.”

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Why we have not ended the strike – ASUU

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Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has stated that the federal government is frustrating the union, hence the reason for the ongoing strike.

Speaking on Friday, October 30, on Channels TV, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, the national president of the union, stated that the federal government has not maintained a sincere position in consenting the demands of the union. Ogunyemi further explained that ASUU has tabled five demands to the federal government which have not been fully entertained.He emphasised that “necessary steps” have not been taken especially concerning the adoption of its preferred home-grown University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) which is one of its demands. It would be recalled that for the second time in a week, the meeting between the leadership of ASUU and the federal government ended in deadlock. The meeting, which was held on Wednesday, October 28, hit the rock as both parties failed to reach a unilateral agreement on the adoption of UTAS. A federal government team led by the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, refused that the N30billion earned allowance promised to the lecturers be paid through a platform different from IPPIS. ASUU chairman, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, however, stood the ground that the payment should be made through UTAS. Eventually, both sides agreed to consult their principals, with another meeting scheduled to hold next week Wednesday, November 4. Speaking to the press after the meeting, the ASUU chairman said:

“The strike is still on as a result of the FG not taking the necessary steps. We gave them two weeks to address our five points demands.”

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