ASSU To Begin Indefinite strike Said National Executive Committee (NEC)
As the second round of the eight-week notice strike launched upon by associates of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, finishes on Monday, the union is suspended to go on an unlimited industrial movement,
It was concluded that the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the union has given the forth to the national administration to call out associates on limitless strike if nothing substantial
was accomplished during the eight weeks of their caution strike.
The association had before gone on a month alarm strike on 14th February 2022, and raised it by another 8 weeks which they are ending on Monday, 9th of May , 2022.
While ASUU was into the two rounds of its notification strike, further staff unions in the university scheme also launched a strike.
The associations are the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, the National Association of Academic Technologists, (NAAT), and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Education and Allied Institutions, (NASU) too.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, just met the administration of SSANU, NAAT, and NASU, nothing concrete reached out of the conferences.
He has not met with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) leadership, well he reported last weekend that he is going to meet with them soon.
When they reached him, the National President of ASUU, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, expressed the union had not gotten an invitation from the government’s crew this weekend, so we are still hoping, he said.
“We also heard it in the media what the Minister of Labour spoke about meeting with us, but as we said, nobody has reached out to us for any meeting or any peace talk. We don’t comprehend when the conference will be aranged. Nevertheless, I believe before going to the media to report any offered meeting, what ought to have been done is to notify us. Nevertheless, we are pausing for the conference when it aranged,” he sated.
Questioned what would be the following line of motion, ButOsodeke told the national administration of the union would choose that not us.
Talking about the circumstances, Alhaji Haruna Danjuma the National President of the National Parent Teacher Association of Nigeria,( NAPTAN), voiced disdain for the continued closure of the institutes.
“We cannot persist to annihilate the time of our kids. They are dwelling much more at home than in the academy now. Unfortunately, we are not yet to get over the problem of the closure of our higher institutions perpetually. That is a minus for the method. How do we expect strangers to appreciate our credentials?
“Incidentally, it is not everybody that can afford to send their children overseas to learn. We must construct our schooling sector work and put a stop to this corruption. We reason with the government and the university staffers to encounter a mid-course and fix this problem and let educational activities continue in these associations, ” he added.
A conversation with our reporter, the National President of the National Association of Nigerian Students, (NANS), Comrade Asefon, expressed the organization would review the circumstances and respond properly.
There is a plan already, of motion in place concerning our needs for the opening of the institutes without nomore wasting time
and we are maintaining faith with that. Nevertheless, if the strike is expanded after the eight weeks of notice movement, we will respond properly also.
Nigerian students have wasted more than enough time in the house accomplishing nothing. With this present condition now, students have squandered time that is sufficiently for them to complete a semester. We are exhausted of things like this,” he stated .
Recollection that NANS has stated it would not permit any political party to hold its presidential pattern in Abuja unless the institutes are reopened.
the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and The All Progressives Congress, APC, and other political parties have set their conventions for FCT ABUJA.
Non of them have said anything because non of their children is schooling in Nigeria. he added
we must make sure they answer to our call before any Election take place.
until then. we see what happens.