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ASUU President, Emmanuel Osodeke

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has asked Nigerians to blame the union’s next line of action on the failure of the Federal Government to honour agreement reached with them.

President of the union, Emmanuel Osodeke, who spoke after the emergency National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held on Tuesday to decide the next line of action, said it would consult with all its chapters across the country.

VANTAGE NEWS had reported that ASUU threated to take serious action following the expiration of the August 31 deadline issued to the Federal Government to meet its demands.

Recall that the university lecturers called off their eight-month strike in December last year after ASUU signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the government.

However, Osodeke recently alleged that government officials have stopped picking calls from ASUU leaders.

Speaking after the meeting, Osodeke said, “ASUU never proposed a strike, we said if government does not meet all our demands by the end of August, the union will meet and consider the action to take.

“But the country should hold the government responsible for any action we take and that was what we said we didn’t mention embarking on strike.

“The ASUU president cannot just wake up one morning and pronounce we are going on strike not even the principal officers, we have to go through our branches.
“The ultimatum will end today so we will hold a meeting with our members to determine the way forward.”

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