Strike Continues, FG Yet To Take Action – ASUU

ASUU Reveals Only Thing That Can End Lingering Strike

The Abuja branch of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), on Tuesday, stated that its industrial action continues.

The union noted that the strike will continue because the Federal Government is yet to take action on its demands.

The ASUU branch chairman, Kassim Umaru, while addressing newsmen, charged the Federal Government to refer to efforts put in place to end the ongoing strike.

Umaru disclosed that the union deliberated on issues around the strike and rejected the offer presented by the Federal Government during the congress, held at the University’s Mini Campus in Gwagwalada on Tuesday.

He further stated that the National Executive Council (NEC) of the union would meet at the end of the four weeks ultimatum to take its decision.

Umaru said, “As far as we’re concerned, the federal government hasn’t done anything to our various demands.

“The federal government should tell the Nigerian public what they’ve done. The two committees that were set up, the Nimi Briggs committee, and the Jubrin committee, were set up and these committees had their recommendations.

“Our salaries are always negotiated. It’s not something you feel you can pay us. It’s something that you have to sit down to talk about and agree that you can pay us.

“As far as we are concerned, our job is different from any other civil servants; it’s the job you are going back to do. You’re not paying for an hour. You’re paying for the job we have done, so it’s their responsibility to pay us and if they said they’re not paying us, it is a joke taken too far.

“As it’s, they have not called our union and Nigerians should know that we’ve not been called, no invitation to our union and all that we know is that the strike continues.”

This article was originally published on Naija News

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