Disaster as ASUU begins full blown strike amid coronavirus outbreak
The Federal Government has failed to reach an agreement on the payment system for ASUU members. Some lecturers have complained of not receiving their February wages and this may be the reason for the continuation of the strike that began 2 weeks ago.
The decision to continue the strike was made known in a statement sent to all its comrade notifying them on the agreement to proceed to a full blown strike.
The statement signed by the ASUU chairman, Biodun Ogunyemi read that:
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“The ASUU emergency NEC meeting in Abuja has been concluded with resolution that our two weeks warning strike should roll-over to a Total comprehensive and indefinite strike action effective 12:01am Monday 23rd March 2020.
Details would be provided at ASUU-UI Congress meeting tomorrow by 10am at our Secretariat Building at Ajibode.”
Although this may not be a smart move coming from ASUU in a time when people are encouraged to abstain from social gatherings. However it would be an opportunity for them to press their demand without technically being the reason for the drag in academic activities.
Earlier in the week, pundits had speculated that ASUU would call off the strike following series of auspicious meetings with the Federal Government. Such speculations seems to have turn out null and void considering the contents of the memo.
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