The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU has just commenced an industrial action today, August 14.
Following the deliberations reached by the union members at the University of Abuja at the early hours of today, the union agreed to embark on strike in spite of the Federal Government’s inability to fully fulfil its 2009 and 2013 agreements as signed in the Memorandum of Understanding during the the then President Yar’Adua/Jonathan Administration.
In a statement signed by ASUU President, Biodun Ogunyemi, the lecturers noted that all means of negotiation had been exploited before the decision on an indefinite strike action was reached.
ASUU had earlier asked its branches to conduct referendum among members on whether or not
an indefinite strike should be called or not, a decision which was reported to have turned to be a yes for the strike, according to report.
The lecturers are complaining over poor funding of universities, part- payment of salaries of lecturers and the recent kidnap of two lecturers of the University of Maiduguri by the Boko Haram.