- ASUU has given fresh details on the on-going nationwide strike
- The meeting between the FG and ASUU on Wednesday, November 4, failed to yield positive results
- Prof. Ade Adejumo, the Ibadan zonal coordinator, accused FG of using hunger as a tool against members of ASUU
Following the meeting between the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) that went deadlock on Wednesday, November 4, the union has accused the government of planning to use hunger as a weapon to weaken its agitation and demands.
The Nation reports that the ASUU said it is ready to suspend the seven-month-long strike but cannot work on empty stomachs.
Legit.ng gathered that the Ibadan zonal coordinator of the union, Prof. Ade Adejumo, made this known on Wednesday, November 4, during a press conference to give an update on the strike action.
Adejumo who spoke through the chairperson, Unilorin chapter of ASUU, Prof. Moyo Ajao, urged well-meaning Nigerians to compel the government to release the withheld salaries of its members, remit the check-off dues of the union to the rightful owner.
He also urged the government to speed up the process of testing the integrity of UTAS so that it may be deployed for payment beginning from January 2021.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Taraba State University (TSU) chapter of the ASUU sought divine intervention on the prolonged strike action embarked by the body.
It was reported that in a prayer session held at separate grounds on Tuesday, November 3, Christian and Muslim members of the chapter sought celestial control over the crisis that has long pitched varsity lecturers against the federal government.
In another report, the coordinator of the ASUU in the south-south region, Aniekan Brown, revealed why it cannot call off the strike.
The union's boss in the region called on the federal government to adopt the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) which it claims is a better option for the payment system.
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