BREAKING NEWS: We Will End Strike Next Year – ASUU
The faction reportedly said yesterday that ASUU
had no plans to end the strike before January
The group, however went on to say that the
plans of ASUU must not succeed as the four-
month-old industrial action must be brought to
an end this week.
The Tribune reports:
Leader of the faction, Dr Adeyemi Daramola, a
lecturer in the Department of English, Faculty of
Arts accused the body of assuming oracular
posture on the strike.
According to him, “The position of ASUU has not
demonstrated original function of its rules
which says “reports on agreement from the
union universities’ branches should be collated
“ASUU-NEC has assumed an oracular posture by
its very poor communication to members,
government and the Nigerian society.
“The target of ASUU is to call off the strike by
mid-January of 2014 which is no longer a
rumour in the domain of its members. We have
postponed other meetings of this pressure
version of UNILAG.
ASUU to discuss issues and shall call a new one if
ASUU-NEC fails to suspend the strike before the
end off the week.
“If necessary, we shall take all legitimate steps to
ensure that normalcy is restored to all the
Nigerian universities as soon as possible, as the
group would not accept the rumour of a
resumption date fixed for January, 2014. About
two universities’ academic calendar have been
wasted on strike, including lecturers’ four
months salaries lost.”
Meanwhile, the Supervising Minister of
Education, Nyesom Wike has condemned the
new conditions set out by the leadership of
ASUU as a yardst!ck to call off its over four
month old strike.Wike, who spoke in Abuja on
Monday added, that the Union though indicated
readiness to call off the over-prolonged
He stressed that the Federal Government and
members of the National Assembly would
engage the union further on its decision.
According to him, “ASUU has given new
conditions, after they had an agreement with
President Goodluck Jonathan at the Villa.