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ASUU Warns: Indefinite Strike Only Option Left

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[caption id="attachment_13889" align="alignnone" width="660"]Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU President[/caption]

The Academic staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has said the only option left to it is to embark on a nationwide indefinite strike except their demands are met.

This is coming on the heels of the one-week warning strike which ended today, Tuesday. A meeting with the Senate leadership on Monday failed to resolve the agitation of the university lecturers in Abuja.

The Chairman of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) Chapter of the ASUU, Ifeanyi Abada, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Nsukka, Enugu State that; “ASUU was left with no option than to proceed on the one-week warning strike; failure to meet our demands, we will go on an indefinite strike.”

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He said that the chapter complied fully with the warning strike directive.

“The National Executive Committee (NEC) made efforts to resolve this issue with the government but government remained unyielding.

“The strike compliance in UNN is total, no lectures, no examinations, no departmental and faculty meetings, as members will not participate.

“UNN chapter will not renege on the directive of the national body until government addresses all the issues raised.

“Our monitoring team is moving round; any lecturer found teaching will be sanctioned accordingly,’’ he said.

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According to Mr. Abada, among the demands of ASUU is that universities be exempted from the Treasury Single Account (TSA) policy.

He noted that ASUU was also demanding the Federal Government’s implementation of an agreement it entered into with ASUU in 2009.

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