The Christ Livingspring Apostolic Ministry in Lagos has set up an apolitical platform, the “Back to School Response Fund”, to help the federal government address issues plaguing the education sector .
CLAM Senior Pastor Wole Oladiyun at a press conference on Friday said now is the time for well-meaning Nigerians at home and abroad to show concern for the plight of students whose future is in jeopardy. by the continued closure of universities.
Oladiyun, speaking on the strike status of the University Academic Staff Union, said, “ASUU has been on strike for eight months and students have been forced to stay at home and efforts to resolve the strikes have failed.
“We cannot continue to blame any of the parties involved, rather, CLAM has decided to lead the involvement of education stakeholders in the country to show concern for the plight of Nigerian students whose future is at risk in because of the continuous strike and the closure of the universities”.
He said the intervention project would not be run by himself or the church, but rather would contact financial advisory firms such as KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Akintola Williams, among others to help bring the plan to fruition. project, saying that other trusted people would be part of the panel set up to interface with the government.
Oladiyun also called on financial institutions, oil and gas industry operators, manufacturing companies, religious institutions and all members of the organized private sector to come together to make the initiative a reality, adding that as a matter of urgency , students had to resume their studies. school as soon as possible.
“We are going to run a very transparent process and ensure that there is accountability. That’s why we don’t do it alone. Allow me to take this opportunity to humbly invite churches, mosques, financial institutions, oil and gas industry operators, manufacturing companies and all members of the organized private sector to join us in this rescue mission . This is a “Save Our Soul” mission, an emergency that requires timely, measured and sustained corrective strategies.
“We are also calling on Nigerians in the Diaspora to join us in contributing to the fund.
“We will also call on members of the National Assembly, governors and all categories of political leaders to be ready to make sacrifices by contributing part of their salaries and allowances to this fund. We are all in this together,” Oladiyun said.