The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, on Monday, 9th Dec. 2013 made good their decision not to return to school as directed by the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) until all the agreement reached are properly signed.
The President of ASUU said and i quote: “How can you call off a strike when there is nothing to show for it? The government is not qualified to call off the strike. Our union is awaiting the government to state all it has done in black and white. However, it is a serious insult on us for the government to be harassing us with sacking threat. We are not casual workers or labourers. Our research work has been ongoing.”
The ASUU striking university teachers also refused to sign any form of attendance registers in their institutions as was directed by the federal government.
They members of the union siad they were only waiting for the sack letters the FG threatened to give them if they did not return to work on Monday, 9th December, 2013. The National Treasurer of ASUU, Dr. Ademola Aremu, said they would have wasted their time and effort if they caved in and returned to work under the FGN threat.
Also, the UNICAL ASUU Chairman, Dr. James Okpiliya, insisted that the Federal Government must meet the lecturers’ demands before the strike could be suspended.
Hence, all the Nigerian University Students should take note that the ASUU strike will not be call-off until the Federal Government fulfill all the agreement reached.
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