ASUU commences indefinite nationwide industrial action

ASUU commences indefinite nationwide industrial action

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has commenced a nationwide industrial action following the inability of the Federal Government to respond to

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities has commenced a nationwide industrial action following the inability of the Federal Government to respond to its demands. Specifically, the union accused the government of not implementing the Memorandum of Action signed with it, declaring that the strike would be total as all federal and state varsities would join the strike. The union made the announcement after their National Executive Council meeting held at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State on Sunday night.

Briefing journalists after the NEC meeting, the National President of the ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi said all entreaties made to the Federal Government to honour the agreement with the union fell on deaf ears and they had no other alternative but to begin the strike action. Ogunyemi alleged that the government was not interested in public universities as the children of the top politicians and rich men in the society patronise private universities at the detriment of public institutions.