Filed in EDUCATION NEWS by on November 13, 2013 0 Comments

As expected. The Academic Staff Union Of Universities (ASUU) has postponed its executive meeting which was to have hold today to deliberate whether to call of the four month-old strike till further notice.

The postponement was as a result of the death of the former President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Prof. Festus Iyayi.

It could be recalled that Iyayi died on Tuesday (yesterday) in a car crash on Lokoja-Abuja Expressway while He was on his way to Kano to attend the ASUU NEC meeting.

The former ASUU president was on his way to Kano to attend the ASUU NEC meeting in the company of three other lecturers of the UNIBEN chapter of ASUU when the vehicle they were travelling in was hit by a police escort vehicle in the convoy of the Kogi State governor in Banda, about 9 kilometers to Lokoja, the state capital.

According to eyewitnesses, the governor’s convoy had, while trying to avoid potholes, rammed into the bus conveying Iyayi . Following the impact, the vehicle was forced out of the road and somersaulted several times, killing the professor of Business Administration instantly.

Late Iyayi was the President of ASUU from 1986 to 1988, when the union was briefly banned and Iyayi was detained

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