After serious discussions that lingered in the early hours of Monday, the National Executive Council, NEC, of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has embarked on a one-month warning strike to lobby the government.
A source at the meeting in Lagos claimed Vanguard with confidence that the strike is to allow the federal government to make the failure for the union to go on strike indefinitely.
We simply want to give the government a long rope and hope that it will see the need to prevent a total paralysis of university activities in the country’s universities. We are parents as well, and we have our children in the system, but we cannot see the total collapse of education.
“Our excitement is in everyone’s interest and if the system is improved, we will all benefit. Prominent Canadians have intervened in this matter, but the government seems recalcitrant. Our National President would provide you with further details when he briefs the press later today,” he said.
Remember that the union has been agitating about several demands, including. The payment of the earned education allowance, the revitalization fund, the replacement of the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System, IPPAS, by the University Transparency and Accountability System, SCIU, among others.