Strike: FG’s Offer Far From Expectations – ASUU

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President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, has stated that the offer from the Federal Government towards resolving the demands of the union as contained in the 2017 Memorandum of Action (MoA) is still fluid and far from expectations.
This was contained in the strike Bulletin 8 issued and signed by the Professor Ogunyemi, a copies of which were obtained by newsmen in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, yesterday.
The ASUU President asked members of the union to await further developments from the strike which are rapidly unfolding.
The Union has also barred its members from participating in the 2019 general election processes using any material that bears ASUU or relates to the Union.
As a union, ASUU said that it will not participate in the conduct of 2019 elections but members may voluntarily participate.
According to him, the proposal from government towards resolving the demands of ASUU as contained in the 2017 MoA is still fluid and far from expectations. “Though some progress has been made with respect to discussion with Government agents (The Minister of Labour and Employment as well as Minister of Education), at the moment, the proposal from Government towards resolving the demand of ASUU as contained in 2017 MoA and Strike Bulletin 1 is still too fluid and far from expectations. Hence, it is the view of the NSCC that members should await further developments which are rapidly unfolding. In accordance with the ASUU’s long standing position. “ASUU as a Union will not participate in the conduct of 2019 general elections, although members may voluntarily participate in the conduct of the elections. However, members are prohibited from participating in the election processes using any material that bears ASUU or relates to the Union.”