So many a time, we might be wondering if the govt of this Nations have the people at heart. Below is the latest on the ASSU issue.
Latest On ASSU – As the lingering nationwide ongoing strike of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), which went into its 76th day today, the Abuja Zonal Co-ordinator of the amalgamation in ascribe of seven universities in the North centered, Dr. Suleiman Mohammed, has said that lecturers in Abuja Zone would continue with the strike until their claims were met by the government Government.
Mohammed, who made this point during a press conference in Gwagwalada area of Abuja, said that the strike had remained total, comprehensive as well as indefinite in all seven branches of the zone.
His words: “What makes the strike worse is the pretext by the Government in signing the 2012 MOU, and in conducting the 2012 Needs Assessment Exercise, which it knew very well that it was unwilling to implement these documents.”
He called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to deem it fit to implement the 2009 ASUU/FGN Agreement as well as 2012 MOU to enable the lecturers call–off the prolonged strike for the benefits of generality of Nigerians.
According to him, “we in ASUU therefore, join Nigerians in rejecting attempt by government in taking Nigerians and the intellectual community on this costly and suicidal ride; this continuous display of insensitivity and bad faith by government is capable of dashing the hope of Nigerians in transforming our universities within the shortest possible time, and making the Country visible on the global development radar.”
He therefore urged members of ASUU in the zone to continue to support and co-operate with the officials of the union, so as to achieve their goals, while advising them not to relent in their efforts in supporting the strike to its logical conclusion.