We’re Ready For Indefinite Strike, FG Not Serious – ASUU
The Academic Staff Union of Universities has said its members in universities across the country is ready and will embark on another strike soon if the Federal Government fails to implement the Memorandum of Action it signed with the union last year, aso Naija reports.
The Chairman of ASUU in they Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Dr Biodun Olaniran, and Secretary, Dr Toyin Abegunrin, who said this in a statement issued after the congress of the union held on Monday, stressed that the failure of the government to fully implement the agreements was worrisome.
The union said it had resolved to embark on an indefinite strike if the Federal Government fails to accede to its demands within a certain period of time.
It said members had resolved to embark on an indefinite strike since the government was not ready to do the needful.
While asking Nigerians to prevail on the government to avert the impending strike, the union said it had allowed many stakeholders to talk to the government, which had portrayed the union as a dog, which could only bark but could not bite.
The statement read in part, “Our union, ASUU, is using this medium to call upon the Federal Government of Nigeria once again to implement the agreement it signed with ASUU. It is unfortunate to mention that the FG signed an agreement with the ASUU since 2009, but the agreement is not implemented till date.
“The agreement was renegotiated in the name of peace. But to our dismay, the government has refused to sign the renegotiated agreement. In order to make the implementation of the agreement easy for the FG, the union has limited its demand to only three.
These include the signing/implementation of the renegotiated agreement of 2009; and the adoption of the University Transparency and Accountability Software instead of the controversial IPPIS.”