Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has vowed not to call off the one-month warning strike it started on February 14.
President of the union, Emmanuel Osodeke stated this while on Channels TV Monday saying that the union would not be backing down on the strike as “the federal government has consistently failed to keep the promises made to the union years back.”
He said the students have right to protest what they believe is wrong but pointed out that ASUU is not moved by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) protest.
According to the president, the union no longer wants promises from the government at this time but action.
“For the past nine years or so, they have been giving us promises but once the strike is over, no action. So, our colleagues are tired of these promises which they don’t fulfil. What we want are actions,” he said.
He emphasized that if the federal government had followed their own part of the deal, ASUU would not have gone on strike.
Osodeke further explained that lecturers are paid for the work done, adding that anybody who says ASUU is paid after the strike is not speaking the truth.