FG Yet To Initiate Any Form Of Negotiation - ASUU
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has disclosed that the federal government is yet to invite the union to any form of negotiation towards resolving the strike. This was revealed by the president of the union, Biodun Ogunyem in a telephone chat with news men. Mr Ogunyemi said the union has placed a memorandum before the government on how universities can be funded, but nothing has been done on it.
Concerning the compliance of its members to the strike action so far, Mr Ogunyemi said “Our members remain resolute and report we are getting from branches indicate that our members are determined. Government cannot continue to handle education with levity which is the focus for the development of any country. We cannot continue to pretend that we have education when our universities are in terrible condition.”.
“We have report of one or two crisis where the vice chancellors are trying to give us problems. Like Adekunle Ajasin University, the VC threatened to sack our members and we tried to tell him to go ask from history,” he said.
Efforts to get the education and labour ministries to speak on why no negotiation has started since the strike begun were unsuccessful.