The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has initiated an across the country inconclusive strike, following the disappointment of the Federal Government to react to their interest
ASUU who blamed the administration for not actualizing the Memorandum of Action marked with it, included that the uncertain strike would be add up to as all government and state universities would join the strike.
The National President of the ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi who addressed newsmen after NEC meeting, claimed that all supplications made to the Federal Government to respect the concurrence with the association fell of hard of hearing ears and they had no other option however to start the strike activity.
“Having waited patiently for action and meaningful negotiation with reasonable men using the principle of collective bargaining that ASUU at its NEC meeting of 3rd and 4th November 2018 at the FUTA, resolved to resume the nationwide strike action it suspended in September 2017 with immediate effect.
“This strike will be total, comprehensive and indefinite. Our members shall withdraw their services until government fully implement all outstanding issues as contained in the MOA of 2017, and concludes the renegotiation of the 2009 agreements.
“We have today (Sunday) been subjected to 20 years of continued re-colonisation under alleged democracy in which all that the ruling circle have been regrouping among themselves in their various faction they called political parties.”
Ogunyemi additionally expressed that the Nigerian government was not intrigued by state funded colleges, as the offspring of the best lawmakers and rich men in the general public disparage private colleges at the drawback of open organizations.