ASUU Strike Will Continue Until FG Meets Demands, Even If It Takes Years

ASUU Strike Latest Update — I think ASUU has now made it clear to people who were doubting how long they could stay adamant on Government meeting all their demands before they calling of the strike. They have also shown that this strike is not only to fight for their own entitlements but for the overall good of the Nigerian University and education system at large.

Despite the release of 30 billion Naira as part of their entitlements, ASUU Stillinsists they would not go back to work until all their demands are met. They even said they don’t mind if it takes years.
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The lingering strike actionn embarked on by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Chairman, Kogi State University Chapter, Sylvester Osakwe Ukwuteno, has said the union is ready to fight until their request is granted, even if takes more than a year,as he noted that Ghana experienced a year and some months strike before thegovernment came to their senses and the outcome is currently obvious, “we would do even more till our request is granted,” he stated.

Despite the N30 billion released to the striking university lecturers as paymentfor the earned allowances, Ukwuteno, has said that the ongoing strike by the union will continue because the FederalGovernment has not strengthened its vision for the sector.

Speaking to Vanguard Learning in a telephone interview, Ukwuteno explained that if there are plans for the sector, government would have speedilyconcurred with the plea to innovate the sector being pursued by the union, adding that the pursuit of the union is to ensure that the country meets up with the international standard of education.

“We hope this would be the last strike that will surface on this particular discourse, hopefully if the government cares for education because we will not budge until our demands are met. The much emphasis of ‘no money syndrome’is all lies as the president could convey over 300 entourage including himself, to China coupled with their allowances, welfare and other incentives, they should tell Nigerians where the money is coming from.

“The quest is not money motivated as speculated, but to ensure that facilities and other necessary equipment needed to update the students are made scalable for effective learning.

Universities are currently operating with little or no equipment in the labs, making the labs non-functional for practicals, thereby sterilizing what is supposed to be practically inclined.
“It took Ghana a year and some months strike before the government came to their senses and the outcome is currently obvious, we would do even more till our request is granted.”

He therefore urged the public to join in the struggle by mounting pressure on the government to hasten up in its decisions because the students are the casualties now, but will be the benefactors if eventually granted.

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