The Academic Staff Union of Nigeria Universities (ASUU) has vowed not to call off its 5-month-old strike, despite the Federal Government’s threat to dismiss all the striking lecturers. If you recurred, the federal government gave ASUU until 9th of December, 2013 to return to classes or lose their Jobs. Well, the Unionist said the threat cannot hold water until FGN redeems its 2009 agreement.
The Federal Government lied that they have given ASUU NGN200 billion and that they should return to school, but the Union carried out their research and find out that no money was deposited at CBN (central bank of Nigeria) on behalf of the Union.
Breaking News: Asuu 2013 Strike Not to be called off on 9th December 2013 until FG meets Union Demands!
Although the strike has not been call off, most universities has ordered their lecturer to return to classroom
Recently the Governing Council of the University of Ibadan had on Friday, 6th December, 2013 based on the directives of the Committee of Pro-Chancellors of Federal Universities and the National Universities Commission, said the institution would be re-opened on January 4, 2014. read more here- UI shun ASUU, resume 4 January 2014
The latest news reaching us today 8 Dec, has it that the management of Adekunle Ajasin University (AAUA), Ondo state had sacked all the striking lecturers- AAUA replace striking lecturers
The below Excerpt is culled from Punch Newspapers and you can click on the link after the article to read it in full.
It was uncertain on Saturday whether the Academic Staff Union of Nigeria Universities would call off its five-month-old strike, despite the Federal Government’s Monday ultimatum.
There were speculations that the university lecturers would suspend the strike after the burial ceremony for an ex-ASUU President, Prof. Festus Iyayi, who was killed in an accident involving the Kogi State governor’s convoy.
However, sources in the union who spoke to our correspondents on Saturday insisted that the strike continues.
The Chairman, ASUU, University of Benin, Dr. Tony Monye-Emina said, “The strike has not been called off. The authority (of the institution) is following government’s directive; we are not shifting our stand. It is not a local strike.
“It is not true we are calling off the strike. How can we be holding a meeting tonight? The burial is going on and it continues tomorrow (today).”
Also, ASUU in Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State, vowed not to obey government’s order that lecturers should return to classroom on Monday.
Article Source: Punch Nigeria. (click to read full article)
We will update you tomorrow on what step the Federal Government will take tomorrow if the Union refuse to call off the ASUU Strike tomorrow 9th December, 2013!
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