Strike: Why ASUU Rejected Babalakin’s Intervention
It appears the strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities is not ending anytime soon.
The union has alleged that it rejected Dr. Wale Babalakin, who is the leader of Federal Government’s team to intervene in the problems in public universities, because of his interest.
The ASUU Chairman at the University of Ibadan chapter, Deji Omole, said Babalakin’s committee was rejected by the union because “he is an interested party pursuing a private university licence and will do everything to jeopardise public education funding”.
Omole said the ongoing strike by the union would continue until the Federal Government resolves all the issues in contention.
According to him, ASUU’s first meeting with the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige, did not address the real issues which led to the strike.
While speaking to journalists on Thursday, Omole said the union would not allow public officers to destroy education in the country.
The ASUU chief maintained that the three-week-old strike was aimed at ensuring a better future for the children of the poor.
He dismissed the allegations that the strike is political.
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