Wednesday, 7 November 2018

NSUK ASUU Joins Nationwide Strike; Not on Internal Strike.

NSUK ASUU Joins Nationwide Strike; Not on Internal Strike. 

By Simon Markus Yila

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), NSUK Chapter has joined in the ongoing nationwide strike action declared by it's National body. 

This was declared after its Congress meeting held on the 6th November 2018. The institution's arm of the Union resolved and instructed all it members to stay at home until the strike is suspended by its national body. 

In a related development, there are speculations that NSUK, ASUU chapter yesterday during it Congress meeting also resolved to embark on an internal strike. 

To confirm that, NSUK Guide correspondent spoke with a lecturer of the University who is a Congress member, he revealed that the issue of an internal strike was raised but no such decision was made.

'Somebody raised the issue of internal strike, it was agreed that after the national one then we look at internal issues before deciding on what to do.' he said.

The union only resolve to join the Nationwide strike action and as soon as it is called off by the national body, academic activities will resume.

Recall that the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, announced the commencement of an indefinite nationwide strike at the end of an emergency meeting on Sunday night, 4th November, 2018.

Briefing newsmen after the closed door meeting, ASUU president, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi listed the reasons for their action to include:

1. Failure on the side of the government to honour the memorandum of action signed between the union and the federal government in 2017

2. Renegotiation with ASUU which the government intentionally ignored with impunity. Professor Ogunyemi therefore directed all the state chapters to ensure full compliance until their demands are met.

Keep following NSUK Guide as we will keep you updated on any new development. 


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