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The Academic Staff Union of Universities In It’s latest threat to strike has held meetings and gotten resolves for the strike to carry on in five Nigerian Universities Including UNILAG and FUTA. This was conveyed earlier today through their X Handle; @asuungr.


It is pertinent to remember that the Union threatened to go on a Nation wide strike due to the Government’s failed promises and the non existence of Universities Governing Council which the Tinubu- led Administration dissolved last year and has so far strengthened those resolves. They have however rejected the newly appointed Governing Council citing it as one of their grievances.


President of ASUU,Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke,spoke at a press conference ,Tuesday,in Abuja, said the union rejected all the “ongoing illegalities and flagrant violation of university autonomy in public universities as a result of non reinstatement/reconstitution


Osodeke insisted that Nigerians must hold the federal and state governments responsible if the matter of governing councils was allowed to degenerate into an avoidable industrial crisis.


The latest ASUU statement came following its National Executive Council,NEC meeting, held at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, between Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May, 2024.At the meeting, the union undertook a dispassionate and comprehensive review of the status of its engagements with Federal and State Governments on how to reposition Nigeria’s public universities for global reckoning and competitiveness.


The meeting also took a critical look at the worsening living and working conditions in universities and the nation at large.


Osodeke said the meeting received alarming reports on the failed promises of the Federal and State governments towards addressing the lingering issues that forced the union to embark on the nationwide strike action of February-October 2022. At the meetings, 75% voted for a strike action while 25% percent voted against it

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