ASUU Set To Go On Strike
If you are an undergraduate in the university, it is time to go down on your knees, because your lecturers are about to down tools.
The union is asking its members if it should begin another strike following the alleged failure of the federal government to faithfully implement the 2009 agreements and 2013 Memorandum of Understanding.
The academic union says the federal government is owing universities over N880billion worth of intervention funds.
As a result, the union conducted a nationwide referendum on whether to resume its suspended strike action or not.
The referendum was occasioned by a resolution at the NEC meeting of the Union held at the Nasarawa State University (NSU) where issues relating to the 2009 agreement, the 2013 MOU reached with the federal government were extensively discussed.
ASUU stated that the silence of the FG over the "Funds for the Revitalisation of Public Universities, Non-release of NUPEMCO Operational License, Non-payment of Earned Academic Allowances, Payment of Fractions/non-payment of salaries, Retired professors and their salaries and university staff schools is no longer acceptable."
An impeccable source from ASUU said: "It seems the federal government is more concerned with buying exotic vehicles for the National Assembly while public education and lecturers continue to suffer owing to dilapidated infrastructures."
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