ASUU threatens to go on strike soon as FG continues to ignore them
It seems we have not heard the last of ASUU as the Union yesterday threatened to embark on a Nation wide strike soon if Government still refuse to meet the agreement they had in 2009. This was made known by the Lagos Zone Coordinator Prof. Olusoji Sowande at a news conference in Lagos on Tuesday. The Professor said the 2009 FG/ASUU agreement, Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on funding of state universities, breaches of the conditions of service and re-negotiation of the agreement, exclusion of Nigerian universities from Pension Management Company and non-release of NEEDS Assessment Intervention Fund were still being ignored. He also added that, ‘The review of the agreement should have been undertaken in 2012 and 2015 but that did not happen. “The implication is that our union has shown enough patriotism and understanding on these matters in the last four years.
‘We are perplexed and disappointed that both the Federal and State Governments are not responding to our consistent appeals to bring about genuine transformation in the education sector, ‘ he said.
He insisted that they would rather not embark on a Nation wide strike because it is the Students and ASUU members that end up suffering but that is the only language that the government seems to understand.