ASUU Releases Update On Ending Strike

The National Executive Council of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), on Sunday, met on the lingering industrial action.

The NEC failed to suspend the strike in the meeting which ended in the early hours of Monday in Abuja.

A source told Vanguard that members of the council only discussed the submissions made to the Prof. Nimi Briggs Committee set up by the Federal Government to renegotiate the 2009 Agreement with the union.

The source also stated that the leadership of the union discussed the intervention of the Nigeria Labour Congress over the ongoing strike.

The source said, “Since there is no sign of any serious commitment on the part of the government, there was no need for the NEC to consider suspending the strike. Can anybody say this is what the government is offering? They were the ones who set up the Briggs Committee and it made recommendations and the government jettisoned the report.

“The government is not sincere. Let us assume that we are asking too much, which is not even the situation, is it not that the government will come out with its offers and we will deliberate whether to accept or not? We have been saying that they want to kill the university system just as they did public primary and secondary schools.

“How many Nigerians are now proud to send their children to public primary and secondary schools that we all attended in those days? The national leadership of the union will soon come out with our decisions.”

This article was originally published on Naija News

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