The President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said the union will abide by the contents of the 2019 Memorandum of Action (MOA) agreed upon by the union and the Federal Government.
Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU President, gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja.
According to NAN, Ogunyemi reacted to a statement circulating on the social media regarding ASUU’s plan to embark on another nationwide strike.
NAN reports that ASUU and FG reached an agreement on the 7th of February, 2019 which made the union suspend its three months strike on the 8th of February, 2019, after resolving eight areas of disagreement.
“Some of the agreements are already coming up, but some are still pending with respect to our MOA and we will continue to do that and there is no continuation of any strike action for now.
“We are concerned about the plight of our students and we have gone back to intensify efforts to cover lost grounds.
“Our members have sacrificed their annual leave and those who are supposed to go on sabbatical, many of them have put on hold their sabbatical leave. This is to show our students and their parents and indeed all Nigerians that we are not out to destroy the system.
“Once we make a demand from government and they respond positively, we will not go any extra mile to put down the system, our interest is to build the system and we have always done that,” Ogunyemi stated.
The ASUU President called on Nigerians to ignore the rumour of the union embarking on another industrial action.
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