The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) urged the Federal Government to fully implement its agreement which it had with the union in 2009 or risk an industrial action. The union and the government have both been at logger heads concerning the implementation of the pact between both entities signed in 2009.
However they debunked the news which states that they would commence a one-week warning strike which was said to commence on October 2, 2016 claiming it is false. If the strike should eventually happen all lecturers of federal universities will have to participate, thus, the schools will be shut down until they decide to call off the strike.
Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, the ASUU National President said the union has not taken any decision as regard their embarking on a strike.
He said, , “The union has not taken any decision whether or not to go on strike. All that we have done so far is to sensitize members of the public about the challenges that the education sector and the university system are facing.
“Besides, I do not know how the news came about. I have put a call across to the UNIABUJA-ASUU chairman, who denied ever making the declaration. We shall investigate this to know how it came about in the first place.
“Please help us to inform members of the public that we have yet to declare a strike.”