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We are not a hurry to call off strike – ASUU
By on November 21st, 2020. Education

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, on Saturday, declared that its members will not be in a rush to name off the extended industrial motion.

Dr Edor J. Edor, the ASUU Chairman of University of Calabar mentioned lecturers at decided to make sure that the challenges of universities are considerably resolved.

In an unique interview with DAILY POST, Edor defined that the lingering strike was additionally within the curiosity of scholars.


Edor said that the lodging points of students on university campuses could be adequately taken cared of if authorities meets ASUU calls for.

The ASUU Chairman additionally insisted that the union has not reached any settlement with the federal authorities, regardless of the newest assembly.

On ASUU calling off its strike, Edor disclosed that solely the union branches can droop the present industrial motion.

He mentioned the branches would maintain their congresses subsequent week, after which a call could be made on the extended strike

Based on Edor: “It’s the branches of ASUU that has the supreme energy to say we’ve heard authorities’s proposal and are snug or we’re not snug.

“For now, the branches haven’t held their congresses and we might maintain our congresses early subsequent week then we’ll resolve if to name off strike or not.

“The state of affairs as it’s now could be that between ASUU and the federal authorities there is no such thing as a settlement but.

We are going to want that the Nigerian college students, mother and father, leaders, conventional rulers, civil societies and opinion leaders of varied communities ought to perceive that it’s within the curiosity of those college students that we’re embarking on this motion.

“It’s so that they’d have hope that we’re on this motion, we are literally on this motion in order that Nigerian students would not cluster of their hostels after they resume school. We are literally on this motion in order that our daughters who dwell like sardines within the hostels within the title of lodging would have spacious and ventilated lodging. All of them who dwell within the hostels, I’m making no exception, they don’t have any clear and respectable bathroom to ease themselves.

After we are calling for revitalization funds for public universities, we are literally preventing to enhance the usual of dwelling of our students who’re our youngsters so that we’ll have respectable places of work to work in, normal laboratories, normal theatres and different structural supplies. We are literally wishing our students and children nicely and on high of that, we’re saying the university teacher can’t take a second place within the society, it’s not accomplished in any a part of the world. The folks we groom and churn into the society will get there and begins to lord it over us.

Nigerian authorities ought to at the least look into the welfare of our members. We’re hell bent on authorities fixing this drawback this time considerably, we’re not in a rush to droop this motion.”

The federal government had excluded academic staff from the integrated Payroll and Personal Information System, IPPIS, payment system.

This was disclosed by the Minister of Labour and Employment after a gathering between a delegation of the federal government and ASUU management in Abuja on Friday.

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