ASUU threatens fresh strike, gives Nigerian Gov’t 3-week ultimatum

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ASUU threatens fresh strike, gives Nigerian Gov’t 3-week ultimatum

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), on Monday, gave the Federal Government a three-week ultimatum to address the agreements reached by both parties in 2020.

Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, ASUU National President, disclosed this at its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting at the University of Abuja on the 13 and 14 November 2021.

Osodeke stated that this was as a result of the “government’s unfaithfulness” in the implementation of the Memorandum of Action (MoU) it signed with the union upon which the last strike action was suspended.

Osodeke said, “ASUU is fully committed to upholding academic integrity in our universities and working to make them more globally competitive. We are equally committed to promoting industrial harmony in the Nigerian University System for as long as all stakeholders are willing and committed to play their parts.

“We call on all Vice-Chancellors, as the main drivers of the system, to join us in this mission to safeguard the waning image of our universities. They have no business trading honorary degrees and academic positions for personal and immediate gains; thereby smearing the collective integrity of committed scholars and other patriots who are working day and night to uplift the system that produced them.

“Our union shall not shy away from taking the fight to administrators of Nigerian universities as well as internal and external agents who are and external agents who are bent on compromising the standard ASUU has consistently laboured to protect and improve.

“Finally, we call on all patriotic Nigerians and lovers of Nigeria to prevail on the Federal and State Governments to act fast to prevent another round of industrial crisis in Nigeria’s public universities.

ASUU threatens fresh strike, gives Nigerian Gov’t 3-week ultimatum

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