Kaduna State branch of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), says it will not suspend the ongoing strike despite the threat to resume academic sessuion.
The Union Chairman, Dr Peter Adamu, stated this on Tuesday in Kaduna while reacting to a statement issued by the Kaduna State University (KASU) management threatening academic staff Union to resume work or face sanctions.
He said the strike was legitimate and backed by national and international laws.
“There is no section of the law of Kaduna State University or Staff Condition of Service that stipulates any form of sanction on lecturers participating in an action that will benefit the University.
“The constitution of Nigeria which is the highest document that guides all activities in the country guarantees that right,” he explained.
He said that the strike was for the betterment of the University system, Kaduna State University inclusive, saying that most of the buildings in the University, staff training, among others, were all products of this kind of struggle.
Adamu said that they (academic staff) are not concerned about any threat that would come, explaining that even during the military era, such threat came and they were overturned by court of the land.
He said the industrial action cannot be suspended until the Federal Government responds positively.
The Union Chairman, therefore, called on both the Kaduna State Government and the students to understand that the struggle was for the benefit of all, pointing out that a struggle such as this was to save public institutions in Nigeria from total collapse.
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