ASUU Vows never to call of the strike
The academic staffs union of universities, vowed yesterday that the ongoing strike will continue until the federal government meets their demand
Reacting to a comment by the Minister of Labour and productivity, Dr Chris Ngige, that the strike action by the union is political, the Chairman, of ASUU University of Ibadan, Chapter Dr Deji Omole, clarified that the strike was declared over alleged failure of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to fulfil the content of the Memorandum of Action it signed with the Union in 2017.
The contents of the MOU bordered on revatilisation and funding of universities, unpaid accumulated earned academic earned allowances, release of University staff pension company license among other issues. While speaking with newsmen in Ibadan after the congress of the union.
Omole, said: “How can our strike be political when there are matters that you as government signed and yet failed to fulfil? To us, it is the Federal Government that is being political with the truth by becoming untrustworthy.
“How can the President and his Vice be asking Nigerian universities to become one of the leading universities of the world without making the same commitments responsive and responsible governments in the world are making to education? Our leadership has shown consistent disrespect for agreements and this is why they can no longer be trusted by our union.”
ASUU also reacted to the statement made by FG that the school fees should be increased, for science Students 500 thousand naira, for art students 350 thousand naira, that this is totally against the constitution of the country which says that federal universities are meant to reduce cost of education for her citizens