The Academic Staff Union of Universities, Asuu, vowed yesterday, during their meeting with FG to continue the ongoing strike declared by its members on November 8, 2018, stating that the union made the decision in order to persuade the Federal Government to attain to their demands.
The Chairman Asuu chapter Ibadan, Dr. Deji Omole, while speaking to newsmen yesterday stated clearly that the strike was declared due to the failure of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to fulfill the content of the Memorandum of Action it signed with the Union in 2017.
According to him, the Fg has failed to fulfill the content of the afore signed memorandum between the union and the federal government which includes unpaid accumulated earned academic earned allowances, bordered on revitalization and funding of universities, the release of University staff pension company license among other issues.
Dr. Deji Omole, further denied the allegation that the strike was political, saying
“How can our strike be political when there are matters that you as government signed and yet failed to fulfill? To us, it is the Federal Government that is being political with the truth by becoming untrustworthy.
“How can the President and his Vice be asking Nigerian universities to become one of the leading universities of the world without making the same commitments responsive and responsible governments in the world are making to education? Our leadership has shown consistent disrespect for agreements and this is why they can no longer be trusted by our union.” —he also added.