ASUU Threatens Nationwide Strike Over Non-Implementation Of FG/ASUU Agreement - 4 years ago
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has threatened to embark on a nationwide strike if the Federal Government refuses to implement the 2009 agreement. This was disclosed by the ASUU Lagos Zone Coordinator, Prof. Olusoji Sowande. According to him the union have decided on to this path since all efforts to get the federal government to implement the agreement has proved abortive. He mentioned that embarking on a strike action is not a favorable choice as it is the students and lecturers that bear the brunt of it more, but it seems that is the only language that the Nigerian government seems to respect and listen to. He recalled a meeting the union had with the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu over the issue during which the minister promised that the issue will be resolved within 2 weeks but up till now nothing has been done. He urged well meaning Nigerians and stake holders to prevail on the Government to implement the agreement to avoid the impending crisis that is about to bedevil the nation's university system.