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ASUU chairman warns that Indefinite strike is imminent

As the one week nationwide warning strike by university lecturers comes to an end today (Tuesday), the union is threatening to go on an indefinite strike if their demands are not met.

The Chairman of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka Chapter of the Academic staff Union of Universities, Dr. Ifeanyi Abada, made this known on Tuesday in Nsukka, Enugu State.

Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria, Abada stated that,

“ASUU was left with no option than to proceed on the one-week warning strike; failure to meet our demands, we will go on an indefinite strike”

He said that the chapter obeyed fully with the warning strike directive.

“The National Executive Committee made efforts to resolve this issue with the government but government remained unyielding.

“The strike compliance in UNN is total, no lectures, no examinations, no departmental and faculty meetings, as members will not participate.

“UNN chapter will not renege on the directive of the national body until government addresses all the issues raised.

“Our monitoring team is moving round; any lecturer found teaching will be sanctioned accordingly,’’ he said.

Abada revealed that among the demands of ASUU is that universities be left out from the Treasury Single Account policy while noting that ASUU was also asking the Federal Government implementation of an agreement it entered into with ASUU in 2009.

Meanwhile, as a result of the warning strike, academic activities are still paralysed in the university.

 

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