Following Federal Government directives for universities to re-open, The Academic Staff Union Of Universities (ASUU) has made it clear to the public that their strike is still on.
This was made known to the public by the National President of ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi who stated that the union’s ongoing strike would continue.
According to him,
“We started out industrial action before the outbreak of Coronavirus disease in the country. All the issues we raised are yet to be addressed. The government is free to open their schools, just like our members are also entitled to their dues.”
“As we speak, our members are being owed between three to six months of salaries. The government’s so-called fund saving platform, the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System, IPPIS, is a colossal failure. Apart from that, the government is yet to take any step to revitalise education sector among others.”
He added that though the union had been invited to a meeting by the government, it would wait and see what happens.
Ogunyemi also said that ASUU will always available for negotiation.
The ASUU chairman further said that if the government did not reach an agreement with the union before the reopening date, ASUU members would not resume work.