Wednesday, 9 October 2013

ASUU strike Update: FG is a failure – Union vows to continue Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has declared that it has lost confidence in the ability of the Federal Government to resolve the ongoing face-off between its body and the Federal government.
ASUU Chairman, Comrade Anthony Monye-Emina who stated this in a brief chat with journalist at the University of Benin vowed that the Union must continue with the strike to achieve its desired purpose.

He said the Union had lost faith in the Federal Government, having failed to remain committed to the terms of the agreement it entered into with the government as far back as 1999.
According to him, one of the reasons they are insisting that their demands must be met is because the government initially denied the existence of the 2009 agreement which was signed by its officials.

“We can no longer trust government; we have lost faith in its willingness to deliver on the issues that led to the strike in the first place,” he said.

Speaking further, Emina called on the Federal Government to find a permanent solution to the impasse so students could return to school.

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