Prepare for long strike, ASUU tells members

Prepare for long strike, ASUU tells members

- Members of ASUU have been told to prepare for a long strike

- Prof Biodun Ogunyemi who disclosed this said members should be ready for the long struggle so that Nigerian university system will fare better

- ASUU said it was ready to win the battle and consequently asked members to be ready for anything

Following the ongoing strike action by members of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, president of the body has told striking lecturers to be ready for a longer strike.

He urged ASUU members to be on the watch and prepare for a long-drawn-out struggle to salvage the university system, Punch reports.

“Government is yet to change its ‘keep them talking’ style and stance as all the meetings held so far with the Minister of Education are yet to resolve any of the demands of ASUU,” Ogunyemi said.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) said that it would begin an indefinite nationwide strike on Wednesday, December 12.

Polytechnics lecturers will join their university colleagues who have been on strike for about a month.

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The national president of ASUP, Usman Dutse, on Wednesday, December 5, said the federal government had failed to meet the demands of the union.

Before to this impending strike, the union on Tuesday, October 2, issued a 21-day ultimatum to the federal government before it shifted it to November.

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