Friday, 28 September 2018

Union shutdown Campus as ASUU joins NLC Strike in NSUK


Union shutdown Campus as ASUU joins NLC Strike in NSUK

By Simon Markus Yila

Academic activities were today, Friday 28th September disrupted at the Nasarawa State University, Keffi when the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), of the institution joined the strike declared by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).

NSUK Guide correspondent who visited the university today observed that students and lecturers who had lectures were asked to leave their lecture venues. Administrative offices were not spared as most members who had come to work were directed to return home after the union received directive on Wednesday night to intimate members on compliance to join the strike declared by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).

Other universities who have joined the strike action include OSUN State University and the University of Ibadan among others.

The University of Ibadan Chairman of ASUU, Dr. Deji Omole while speaking said, “ASUU is an affiliate of NLC and the national leadership of the Union attended the NEC meeting of NLC where the decision to embark on the ongoing warning strike was taken.

“Members of ASUU are therefore directed to join the strike action declared by NLC as from today Thursday, 27 September 2018.

“With this decision to join the NLC declared warning strike to press for the conclusion of negotiation on minimum wage, We should not allow the government to always walk away from concluding negotiations with the organized labour Unions as this also has implications for the renegotiation of ASUU/FGN agreement”. He added.

The Nasarawa State University had been on break since July and were set to resume a new academic session in October 4th, 2018. However, the Long Vacation Training program and Part Time Students who are currently on session have been ordered by the union to vacate campus as stated earlier.
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