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ASUU Embarks on Indefinite Strike

ASUU Embarks on Indefinite Strike ASUU Embarks on Indefinite Strike
Danilo Martir | 14 Agosto, 2017, 19:09

The Academic Staff Union of Universities in Nigeria (ASUU) President, Biodun Ogunyemi Monday says the Federal Government's failure to fulfil the 2009 agreement made with the Union was what led to the indefinite strike.

Consequently, the union has directed all members against going to teach or involving themselves in any academic activity, Premium Times reports.

He said based on a consultation with the members, an emergency meeting of the National Executive Council (NEC) of ASUU, rose on Saturday, 12th August, 2017 with resolution to embark on an indefinite strike action starting from Sunday, 13th August, 2017.

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The position of the local branches on whether to proceed on a strike action was reviewed in the Abuja meeting which ended in the early hours of today, Monday August 14.

Poor funding of universities, part-payment of salaries of lecturers and the kidnap of two lecturers of the University of Maiduguri by the Boko Haram are among major reasons for the strike action.

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One of the students, Chike Igwe express dissatisfaction with the planned industrial action by the union describing it as injustice on the part of the students and commended the leadership of the union in the institution for not joining in the strike action.

According to him, "I just got back from Abuja where we meet and took the decision to embark on the industrial action but each chapter will get back and call for a congress were the issues raised would be address and a decision taken on if to join or not, so by Wednesday, it would be clearer if EBSU will join the industrial action or not".

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