The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has vowed to continue with the ongoing industrial action declared by the union until the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) agrees to all its demands.
According to Vanguard News, Dr. Deji Omole, the chairman of ASUU, University of Ibadan (UI) branch clarified that the strike was declared over alleged failure of the government to fulfill the content of the Memorandum of Action it signed with the union in 2017. He said the union will continue with the industrial action until the FG meets with their demands
The contents according to him, bordered on revatilization and funding of universities, unpaid accumulated earned academic allowances, release of University staff pension company license among others.
“How can our strike be political when there are matters that you as government signed and yet failed to fulfill? 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 leaders has shown consistent disrespect for agreements and this is why they can no longer bt trusted by our union,” he said.
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