Why We Still Want to Embark on Strike Action - ASUU Declares

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has accused agents of the Federal Government of executing a well-planned plot to decimate the Nigerian public university system to allow their privately owned ones to thrive.


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The union, however, said it would not fold its hands and allow such a plot to succeed.

It insisted that if strike remained the only language understood by the government, it would continue to speak it.

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The Port Harcourt zone of ASUU, in a position paper read by its Zonal Coordinator, Stanley Ogoun, at the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education on Tuesday, identified persons and institutions frustrating their efforts for peaceful resolution of the issues.

Ogoun said the agents of the ministries of finance, the Office of the Accountant-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and particularly the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Sunny Echono, were obstacles to resolving the problems.

He further said the Minister of Labour and Productivity, who took on the role of a conciliator, had failed, lamenting that even the intervention of the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari had yielded no results.

He appealed to members of the public to disregard claims by the government that it had paid ASUU N50billion in Earned Academic Allowance (EAA) Revitalisation Funds.

Insisting that the money had not been paid, Ogoun said the arrears of EAA up to 2019, which the government promised to pay that led to the suspension of ASUU’s last strike had remained unpaid.

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