The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) would embark on an indefinite strike if nothing is done by the Federal Government between 12th and 13th of February, 2022.
The Chairman of the Kwara State University branch, Malete, Dr. Salau Sheu, also confirmed this development.
She said in her statement with the press that “the National Executive Council of Academic Staff Universities(ASUU) will meet at the University of Lagos on February 12th and 13th to discuss and ensure that the Federal Government implement the Memorandum of Action it signed with the union the former year”.
Dr. Salau Sheu, however, claimed the government is avoiding its responsibilities by asking ministers to oversee the implementation of the Memorandum of action (MOA).
She also said, “It is wrong for President Muhammadu Buhari to assign two ministers to oversee the implementation of the Memorandum of Action signed last year with ASUU and that “Firstly, the assigned ministers are not part of the agreement and only the ministers of Finance and Education were part of the agreement.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will be having its National Executive Council meeting at the University of Lagos on February 12th and 13th of this month and If by February 13th, nothing is done by the government between now and then, the lecturers may go on strike and this may cause a slow down in Nigerian Universities activities.
The Chairman of the University of Ilorin branch of ASUU, Prof Moyosore Ajao, further said that the branch observed the work-free day on (Tuesday), 8th of February and members of the University of Abuja chapter of the union are also met yesterday being (Wednesday) over the proposed industrial action.
Also, the Chairman of ASUU in the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Dr Biodun Olaniran, and Secretary, Dr Toyin Abegunrin, on their part, imploy Nigerians to call on the government to avert the impending strike by attending to the various needs of the association.
They said ASUU had allowed many stakeholders to talk to the government, which had portrayed the union as a dog, which could only bark but could not bite and this statement issued read on our part, “Our union, ASUU, is using this medium to call upon the Federal Government of Nigeria once again to implement the agreement it signed with ASUU.
It is unfortunate to mention that the FG signed an agreement with the ASUU since 2009, but the agreement is not implemented till date.
The agreement was renegotiated in the name of peace. Unfortunately, the government has refused to sign the renegotiated agreement. In order to make the implementation of the agreement easy for the FG, the union has limited its demand to only three.