ASSU go on indefinite strike

Academic Staff Union of Universities today commenced an indefinite strike action

The lecturers decided to go on an indefinite strike after deliberations at its meeting in the University of Abuja from Friday

All members are expected not to teach or involve themselves in any academic activity.

According to a statement signed by Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU President, the Union explored all means of negotiation before the decision to embark on an indefinite strike action was reached.

Reports also have it that ASUU had earlier tasked its branches to conduct referendum among members on whether or not an indefinite strike should be called.

The position of the local branches on whether to proceed on a strike action was reviewed in the Abuja meeting which ended in the early hours of today, Monday August 14.

The overwhelming position of the local branches was consequently adopted.

Poor funding of universities, part-payment of salaries of lecturers and the kidnap of two lecturers of the University of Maiduguri by the Boko Haram are among major reasons for the strike action.

Kabala gathered that lectures did not hold today at the University of Lagos UNILAG.

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