The Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Emmanuel Osodeke has stated that the ongoing industrial action by the union is now indefinite.
Osodeke, disclosed this while revealing the outcome of the NEC meeting that started on Sunday in a statement on Monday titled, ‘ASUU strikes are to save public universities.’
In the statement, Osodeke berated the government for deceiving and engaging the union in fruitless and unending negotiation without a display of fidelity.
The statement read, “In view of the foregoing, and following extensive deliberations on government’s response to the resolution of February 14, 2022, so far, NEC concluded that the demands of the union had not been satisfactorily addressed. Consequently, NEC resolved to transmute the roll-over strike to a comprehensive, total and indefinite strike action beginning from 12.01am Monday, August 29, 2022.
“NEC acknowledges with appreciation past and current efforts by eminent Nigerians and groups to mediate in the lingering crisis. Our union remains open to reasonable engagements as we have always done.
“However, ASUU remains focused on the full implementation of the December 23, 2020 Memorandum of Action for quick restoration of industrial harmony in Nigeria’s public universities.
“NEC noted with pains, its concerns for Nigerians students who are also our wards and foster children and condemned government’s seeming indifference to their plights. Were it within our control, our universities would never have been shut for one day.”
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